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"How many cows do you have under that hood?"

My tiny college made national news! Yesterday, on cnn.com, a video report was published showing how student engineers at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA, developed a car that ran on cow poop! Yes, you heard that right. Now, it’s probably not what you think, the car actually runs off of the methane gases produced by bovine waste.

In the article, it stated that each day, one cow produced waste containing enough methane to provide 15 miles of fuel.

How the process worked was that the methane gas was separated from the cowpie, then cleansed to remove any odor before being pumped into the specially designed car.

So if the car is running from cow power? How do you answer when someone asks you what’s under the hood? Just a thought…


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