Sunday, September 2, 2012

Poop-powered motorcycle that can travel 300km

This is interesting.

In Japan, a well known toilet maker proved that poop can be the ideal source of Renewable Energy. A few days ago toilet maker, Toto, unveiled what could be the first motorcycle that can travel up to 300 kilometres on a tank filled with animal shit (pardon the choice of word).

The following picture shows a female rider showing you around the eco-friendly motorcycle called Toilet Bike Neo. It uses bio-gas from discharges of livestocks or waste water and was on show for a green campaign in Omiya, suburban Tokyo on August 29, 2012. Demo unit belongs to Toto and photographed by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP. Kindly note that Bio-gas in this test unit is not from the rider's waste. LOL.

Must they include the toilet bowl in the motorcycle design? That's a turn off!
Image credit: Timeslive

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For your reading pleasure, I have appended the article carried by Timeslive as follow (link as provided in the picture):-

300 km on a tank full of poop
Timeslive, 29 August, 2012 10:15

Japan's best-known toilet maker on Wednesday unveiled a "poop-powered" motorcycle that can travel as far as 300 kilometres on a tank filled with animal waste. Billed as the world's first waste-powered vehicle, the three-wheeler has a toilet in place of a regular seat and huge paper roll at the back.

But as a young female model climbed aboard for a test drive Wednesday, toilet giant TOTO was quick to point out that she would not supply the "gas".

"The biogas it uses as fuel is not made from human waste. It's made from livestock waste and sewage," Kenji Fujita, a company spokesman, told reporters in a Tokyo suburb.

"We hope to raise awareness among customers about our green campaign through development of environmentally-friendly products such as water-saving showerheads and water-saving toilets," Fujita added.

The company – which makes toilets equipped with an array of features including heated seats, water jets with pressure and temperature controls, and ambient background music – has no plans to commercialise the motorcycle.

Okay, so, this is one way to recycle things you don't need anymore and do your bit to save the planet.

By the way, there's nothing wrong using human waste to fuel that motorcycle.


Charmaine Pua Li Ping said...

wow this is really revolutionary!

X Lupa Dot Com said...

haha.. crazy .. but i love it..

de engineur said...

It's more like advertisement of toilet bowl by Toto.

Jacob Manco said...

This defines innovative and cheap to a whole new level. It seems awkward at first but I guess I could give it a try.