Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chicken Poop for the Soul

Got scooped by my better half on this story over on the Washington Post about converting chicken poop into energy (really!) and lots of it.

Evidently, it's a process called pyrolysis that super-heats the poop, converting it into three products: oil (for heating), slow-release fertilizer and a gas to power the pyrolysis machine itself, or so the researchers hope.

Head on over to her blog, Left Coast Mom, to read the rest and see a bonus chicken portrait from our own backyard (no poop harmed in the taking of the photo).

NOTE: the clever title for this post is blatantly stolen from her post. She's a much better writer than I'll ever dream of being, and she actually makes money from her craft!

1 comment:

The DINKs said...

Kind of reminds me of the towers of cow dung patties in India. Dried, they make great cooking fuel!


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