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Volkswagen New Beetle Bio-Bug (a excrementos humanos)

El Volkswagen New Beetle que se puede ver en imagen, ha sido modificado para utilizar gas metano además de gasolina. La energía para el metano puede provenir de muchas fuentes, en las cuales entre ellas está la descomposición de excrementos humanos.

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El modelo es un desarrollo de Mohammed Saddiq, que comanda la empresa GeneCo, proveniente de Bristol, Inglaterra.

Este desarrollo es llamado Biogás y después de pasar por varias filtraciones, el producto ya está listo para ser utilizado. No se trata simplemente del excremento humano a secas, sino que pasa por varias etapas para poder ser usado por el automóvil.

The converted Beetle car that runs on methane gas that is a by-product of treating sewerage. 05 AUG 2010 See SWNS Story SWCAR This car literally goes like sh*t off a shovel after it became Britain's first vehicle to run reliably on methane gas produced by human excrement. The Bio-Bug has been converted by a team of British engineers to be powered by biogas, which is produced from human waste at sewage works across the country. Excrement flushed down the toilets of just 70 homes is enough to power the pioneering car for 10,000 miles - the equivalent of one average motoring year. This conversion technology has been used in the past but the Bio-Bug is Britain's first car to run on methane gas without its performance being reduced. The vehicle's improved reliability means that its makers believe it can challenge electric cars and pave the way for a green motoring revolution - fuelled by excrement.

El motor de este modelo es un 2.0 litros de 115 CV modificado para funcionar tanto con gasolina convencional de 95 octanos como con biogás.

La ventaja de este motor radica en que tiene mayor autonomía y que funcionando con el biogás, la emisión de CO2 por km es mucho menor. La única desventaja es que el baúl pierde capacidad. El consumo se describe de esta manera: con 70 hombres es suficiente para que el coche recorra 16.000 km.

The converted Beetle car that runs on methane gas that is a by-product of treating sewerage. 05 AUG 2010 See SWNS Story SWCAR This car literally goes like sh*t off a shovel after it became Britain's first vehicle to run reliably on methane gas produced by human excrement. The Bio-Bug has been converted by a team of British engineers to be powered by biogas, which is produced from human waste at sewage works across the country. Excrement flushed down the toilets of just 70 homes is enough to power the pioneering car for 10,000 miles - the equivalent of one average motoring year. This conversion technology has been used in the past but the Bio-Bug is Britain's first car to run on methane gas without its performance being reduced. The vehicle's improved reliability means that its makers believe it can challenge electric cars and pave the way for a green motoring revolution - fuelled by excrement.

La idea es extraña y poco convencional, pero toda prueba que se pueda hacer siempre es bienvenida. Todo lo que faltará saber es si es sustentable en el tiempo y si las empresas y gobiernos están interesadas en pagar por su desarrollo.

Vía / Worldcarfans / Swns

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