Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Bakersfield, CA

    Energy storage device harnesses the awesome power and efficiency of, uh, farts

    Thought this might fit here, what with the Draft Party coming up.

    [img width=450 height=365][/img]

    Here's a new green machine that coaxes microbes into farting, storing the resulting methane for later use. Because windmills and solar panels only work when the wind's blowing or the sun's shining, scientists are looking for the most efficient ways to store that energy. "I know, let's use farts," Professor Bruce Logan at Pennsylvania State University might have said as he invented an electronic fart machine that can do the job with 80% efficiency. We'll just let him explain it:

    "It works like this: giving small jolts of electricity to single-celled microorganisms known as archea prompts them to remove C02 from the air and turn it into methane, released as tiny "farts." The methane, in turn, can be used to power fuel cells or to store the electrical energy chemically until it's needed."
    What a great idea, Professor! It's a whole lot cheaper than a large, expensive battery, and from what we've heard and smelled, farts are in no short supply.

  2. #2
    gregair13's Avatar
    gregair13 is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Edmonton, AB

    Re: Energy storage device harnesses the awesome power and efficiency of, uh, farts

    Thats a stinky idea.
    We're bringing purple back.

Similar Threads

  1. Jones BIG ASS Truck Rental & Storage
    By gregair13 in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-18-2008, 07:19 PM
  2. If you have any storage needs...
    By Garland Greene in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-05-2008, 08:56 PM
  3. Brad Johnson: pure efficiency !!
    By StillPurple in forum General NFL Discussion
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 08-18-2008, 01:49 PM
  4. Mummified ’50s baby found in storage unit
    By BadlandsVikings in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-23-2007, 03:22 PM
  5. Brad Johnson: Efficiency expert
    By singersp in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-09-2006, 08:38 AM

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts