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    Microbe-powered 'fart' machine stores energy

    Scientists have now come up with a way to break our dependence on foreign oil by using fart gas. Not only does this provide energy, but also reduces greenhouse gases by using carbon dioxide as its main ingredient.

    Looks promising, but fart machines have been around for generations already. However the improvement here is that the methane produced by this machine is used in a constructive way, with no smelly byproducts. Compare this with the operation of one of the "old" machines:

    Article is here.

    EDIT: Replace "wind turbine" with "match", and you have ignition - This configuration should be used by Chevy 351 Hemi engine for best results.
    Last edited by danarhea; 04-24-09 at 05:25 PM.
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