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The Power Of Poop

Poop has incredible power-and some scientists think we may actually use it to GENERATE power. See how feces can save lives, create energy, and even protect astronauts.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Composting manure produces nitrous oxide and methane emissions, which are greenhouse gases that are 325 times more potent than carbon dioxide. 00:15

  2. Advanced biofuels have more favorable fuel properties than ethanol. 00:56

  3. Bacillus subtilis is a soil organism that can be engineered to produce alcohol biofuels. 01:49

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