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Lights Powered by Dog Poop! (VIDEO)

Lights Powered by Dog Poop! (VIDEO)

Yes, that’s right. In Cambridge, Mass., a new program called The Park Spark Project invites dog owners to dump their biodegradable dog poop bags into a unique tank. Then they turn a wheel to start a process that allows microbes to turn the poop into methane gas, which creates power for lights at the park.

Pretty smart: bright lights, instead of smelly trash cans!


 

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7:00AM PDT on May 31, 2012

Its all very well for me, you and others to post these great ideas. But can anyone tell me and others on HOW DO WE FIND A SUPPLIER AND/ OR HOW DO WE MAKE OUR OWN.

SERIOUSLY, IF ANYONE CAN FIND A GENUINE LINK TO A GENUINE COMPANY, PLEASE PLEASE LET US KNOW. MANY of us have animals, or are connected with animals in rescue places etc, and we all have food left overs!

There is one also that has a way of running of undigested food and sugars, also sugars from food, and it leaves no smell either.

So please tell us. I probably wont get an answer, I been looking for 2 years now, even posted the same post hoping someone will know where on this earth to get one of those machines to make energy and stop a big poop mess in landfill etc.

PLEASE HELP SOMEONE?

6:55AM PDT on May 31, 2012

There are some places in UK with old lights that burn on poop gas.

12:44PM PDT on Apr 24, 2012

Great idea! Every town should have these tanks

5:01AM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

Ditto Andrew B!!!!

7:23AM PDT on May 20, 2011

It’s an absolute annoyance, but your dog’s waste can pose a huge threat to the sanitation

levels in your surroundings. You can’t have your pet’s poop sticking on your shoes, messing

up your backyard, your neighbors’ lawns, or even park grounds. The smell of doggy doo can

turn anyone’s stomach, attract flies, germs, and even pollute the nearby water supply.

That’s why you need to have a steady supply of Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags on hand. Dog poop

bags are the best answer to your dog’s leavings, and while many people make do with ordinary

plastic bags, think what that’s going to do to the environment. A single plastic bag will

take a minimum of 500 years to disintegrate! Biodegradable dog waste bags, on the other

hand, will ensure you can ditch your dog’s poop without hurting the earth in the process.

With these sanitary doggie bags, neat disposal of your pet’s poop is as simple as scooping

it up, tying the poop bags closed, and throwing it in the trash. You won’t even have to fret

about escaping odors. Biodegradable dog poop bags come in scented and colorful rolls that,

amazingly enough, add personality to your trash bin. Now who wouldn’t want that kind of

garbage-scaping deal? Make sure you have a good stock of Biodegradable dog poop bags, and

you won’t have to worry about you – or anyone else – playing footsie with a do

5:25PM PDT on Apr 27, 2011

In the River Vally, in Edmonton, AB they are doing this. It is the same principle as far as I know. A lot of people like the area to walk their dogs as it is so beautiful. And now at night time they have free power for a Lamp post.

7:26AM PDT on Apr 22, 2011

Too bad we could not have an anaerobic digester like this in every home to turn kitchen waste and dog poop to energy.

12:26PM PDT on Apr 19, 2011

I'd love to have one for my home!

7:17AM PDT on Oct 18, 2010

Great news

9:33AM PDT on Oct 15, 2010

If you can do this with dog poop, why can we not run some smaller towns on it and reduce the need for oil and gas.

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