Power your house with poop
“The MuckBuster is a self-contained anaerobic digester, built inside a repurposed shipping container. It can produce renewable energy from any organic materials—animal waste, grass clippings, or the stuff bound for the septic tank. In a month-long process, bacteria break down the organic materials and produce methane, a gas that can then be burned to produce electricity…allowing you to squeeze two kilowatt hours of power—about half of what a typical American home consumes—from 100 gallons of organic waste.”
And to think, we’ve all just been flushing away solid gold. Now for a little Austin Powers potty humor:
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