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Inventing a Poultry Powered Car

by 5m Editor
13 June 2008, at 9:01a.m.

UK - Inventor and chicken farmer, Harold Bate, has successfully used droppings from chickens to power his car.

Harold Bate, chicken farmer and inventor from Devon in south-west England says that you can power your motor vehicles with droppings from chickens, according to Current.

To prove his statement is no idle boast, Harold has been operating a 1953 Hillman and a five-ton truck on methane gas generated by decomposing pig and chicken manure for years. He claims that the equivalent of a gallon of gasoline costs him only about £0.03 and that the low-cost methane makes his vehicles run faster, cleaner and better than they operate on 'store-bought' fuel.

Detroit and the large petroleum interests keep saying it cannot be done but the 62-year-old English inventor has already done it. Mr Bate has developed a small conversion unit that makes any ordinary automobile virtually pollution-free by running it on methane from composting animal droppings and sewage.

View the Current story by clicking here.

5m Editor