Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Sun, 9th Oct 2011

Can we make power from poo?

Human excrement burns quite well, so why not use it to power a house? But how could this be done? Find out in this fragrant QotW. Plus, we ask why black holes don't explode.

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  • Can we use human excrement for fuel?

    Hi Dr. Smith, I've always wondered if human waste can, or is being used, to produce electricity.  I know that rotting cow manure and garbage can produce energy, but I've never heard of human waste used for this purpose. Seems like a great source of energy, and the infrastructu...

 

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