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Old 09-22-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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Street Lamp in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dog Park Powered by Dog Poop's Methane


The lamp is located at a dog park and uses a device known as a methane digester. Folks whose dogs do their business there simply collect the poop in a plastic bag and put it in the device and turn a crank to help the methane in the tank rise up to the top so it can be piped to the gas-burning lamppost that is attached.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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Well I have heard everything now. What an invention.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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Wow, this is brilliant! Love the article ~
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Engineering at its finest. Bravo!
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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When I first saw this on the news this morning, I was going to say "only in California"...then I saw it is in Mass. Pretty neat.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Just think of all the money us multiple-dog owners could save on our electric bills!
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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*starts stuffing doggy poop into her bedside lamp*

I'll let you guys know if it works!
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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LOL it's not only funny but it's also genius. What's next garbage to fuel cars?
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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What's next garbage to fuel cars?
Next? That's already possible!

Turning everyday garbage into gasoline | Rafe's Radar - CNET News

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