Re: fuel from used tires?
Pig Manure Converted to Crude Oil
for National Geographic News
July 2, 2004
Crude oil and gasoline prices are near an all-time high. But don't despair. One scientist has found an alternative source of energy: pig manure.
Yuanhui Zhang, an agricultural engineering professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, has succeeded in turning small batches of hog waste into oil.
The process, called thermochemical conversion, uses heat and pressure to break down carbohydrate materials and turn waste into liquid. The project is still in its infancy.
And this: Smithfield Foods to convert hog waste into diesel fuel
U.S. Water News Online
SMITHFIELD, Va. -- When people think about recycling manure, they usually think about using it as fertilizer on crops. But manure is good for something else, too -- powering cars.
Smithfield Foods announced recently that it will invest $20 million to build facilities that convert its hog waste into ecologically friendly diesel fuel. Production in Utah and another undisclosed Southwestern state is expected to begin by October.
Still can't find the guy I saw on tv. There are many people actually burning tires straight, but this guy turned them into liquid fuel like the manure stories. Maybe the oil companies got to him and they wiped out any trace of his existance [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
That whole diesel poo thing seems like interesting. Let's figure out how to make it at home. We'll call it "po" short for (poo oil). Wonder what the exhaust smells like? Have you seen the sunflower stickers for the gas doors on vo burning vehicles how about a turd [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Or veggistroke stickers how 'bout pooperstroke [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] oh I'd better stop.
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