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.

08:16
03:01

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)

03:53

from Gross Science

See all

Asteroids

Reading

Sun

Time

Get smarter every day! Like us on Facebook.
You'll get the most interesting and engaging topics in your feed, straight from our team of experts.