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
Composting manure produces nitrous oxide and methane emissions, which are greenhouse gases that are 325 times more potent than carbon dioxide. (0:15)
Advanced biofuels have more favorable fuel properties than ethanol. (0:56)
Bacillus subtilis is a soil organism that can be engineered to produce alcohol biofuels. (1:49)