Poo-Powered Rickshaw

29 Mar, 2012 by admin  0

It’s only a prototype now but the Denver Zoo is using animal poop and trash to power an electric rickshaw. The plan is to test the fuel’s efficacy to eventually power an entire elephant pavalion.

‘The zoo happens to have a lot of animal dung on hand where it is, and via its own patent-pending gasification tech it is doing what it can, introducing a poo-powered rickshaw that turns animal waste and human trash into mobility.

The rickshaw was purchased from Thailand and modified to run on gasified pellets created by the zoo’s own technology. Those pellets, composed of animal waste and garbage generated by human visitors and zoo staff, aren’t just powering the rickshaw, but will be used to generate power at the zoo’s upcoming 10-acre elephant exhibit.’


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