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.

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

Written by Curiosity Staff March 20, 2016

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