Could Poop Power Our Cars?

3/1/2016;

The US alone annually produces over 1 billion tons of manure from agriculture, which produces nitrous oxide and methane emissions, greenhouse gases 325 times more potent than carbon dioxide. But what if all this poop could have another use – one that could stimulate a sustainable biofuel movement? Graduate researcher David Wernick talks about ongoing work at UCLA to turn manure, sewage, plant waste and even carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere into feed stocks for producing biofuels, and for making the process of manufacturing biofuels clean and sustainable. (#30790)

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