The Power Of Poop

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.


from Fig. 1 by University of California

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. (0:15)

  • 2

    Advanced biofuels have more favorable fuel properties than ethanol. (0:56)

  • 3

    Bacillus subtilis is a soil organism that can be engineered to produce alcohol biofuels. (1:49)


from Gross Science

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