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    Poo Power laying Skid Marks

    The creators of Australia's first "poo-powered" car say they hope the technology will inspire
    others to look at new ways of using renewable energy.




    The Mitsubishi i-MiEV at the Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) treatment plant in Oxley, south west of Brisbane, is powered
    solely by electricity generated from human waste gas.

    With the plant capturing waste from about 300,000 Brisbane residents, power is generated when biogas from the sewage is fed
    into a cogeneration unit - a giant engine that creates electricity.

    The car was unveiled on Tuesday, accompanied by an enthusiastic Top Gear-inspired mascot named The Stink,
    whose uniform was adorned with a large smiling poop emoji.



    QUU spokesman Justin Poulus said the company was investigating how to purify the gas so it could be a standalone product.

    "When we extract the gas off the human waste it's about 60 per cent pure. To use it in a gas-fired car it needs to be about
    98 per cent pure," he said.

    "We are, like others, looking around the world for the technology that will clean or scrub that gas to 98 per cent and then
    we've got a second energy option."


    QUU spokeswoman Michelle Cull said there were zero gas emissions from the energy process, which was currently
    saving the company about $2 million each year in operating costs.
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    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Bet it drives like sh1t?

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    Whats that guy in the suit & helmet doing

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    The Convict scum would eat a shit sandwich as long as it had vegemite on it.

    All the Poms fault mind you, they invaded the joint and killed all the coons eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Whats that guy in the suit & helmet doing
    He just shit his pants so arse to the wall so the press can't see the mess,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Whats that guy in the suit & helmet doing
    Based on British petrol head program Top Gear's The Stig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thedogsbollix
    eat a shit sandwich
    I would but i don't like bread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Whats that guy in the suit & helmet doing
    Safety suit. Just in case the shit hits the fan.

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