Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Fossil Fuel Free
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-26-2014, 03:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
In the fasting lane
 
RedDevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
Posts: 3,648

Red Devil - '11 Honda Insight Elegance
Team Honda
90 day: 51.36 mpg (US)

It - '09 Hyundai I10 Active Cool
Team Hyundai
90 day: 30.58 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,458
Thanked 1,988 Times in 1,274 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by XYZ View Post
I wish I could can my flatulence... and be careful, don't strike any matches nearby!)
Just run a hose from your seat to the air intake, that should work

The sound of cars accelerating fast... Hmmm.

__________________
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.16 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.



Most people are in the longest queue.
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 01-26-2014, 06:43 PM   #22 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,169
Thanks: 1,728
Thanked 582 Times in 399 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by XYZ View Post
Methane power! I want a car that runs on chicken s**t!

Don't scoff - it actually was done during the gas shortages of the 1970's. It may not be politically correct these days, but it would save the world from the pollution of unused farts. (Pardon me while nature calls... I wish I could can my flatulence... and be careful, don't strike any matches nearby!)
Farmers in India still do it. Have a primitive "digester" buried under ground full of food scraps and cow dung, bug a rubber inner tube over a pipe stuck in the barrel... and once the tube is inflated, you can power your tractor off of it.

Mad Max was wrong. Gangs should have been raiding settlements for their septic tanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 10:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
XYZ
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: nowhere
Posts: 533
Thanks: 31
Thanked 86 Times in 69 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
Just run a hose from your seat to the air intake, that should work

The sound of cars accelerating fast... Hmmm.
"Windy" is one thing, "gaseous" is another.

Click here if you dare.

Decades ago, when bumper stickers were in vogue, I remember one that said "Back off - or I'll FART!"

Not too close...you may catch on fire!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 03:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
In the fasting lane
 
RedDevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
Posts: 3,648

Red Devil - '11 Honda Insight Elegance
Team Honda
90 day: 51.36 mpg (US)

It - '09 Hyundai I10 Active Cool
Team Hyundai
90 day: 30.58 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,458
Thanked 1,988 Times in 1,274 Posts
The flammability of flatulence is a bit of an urban legend...

Nonetheless, today in Rasdorf, Hessen, Germany the 'urban legend' caused an explosion in a cow shed. That page is written in Dutch but Google Translate does a fine job on it:
Quote:
Blowtorch [caused by] windy cows in Germany
About ninety windy cows have caused an explosion in Germany. The roof of the shed was damaged and one of the cows suffered minor burns in the fire.

The methane gas from cows had accumulated in high concentrations in [a] dairy farm [stable] in Rasdorf, in the eastern state of Hesse[n].
[The lot] probably caught fire due to static electricity from a massage machine in the [stable].

Talk about cow power!

Ah well, glucose battery power, anyone?
__________________
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.16 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.



Most people are in the longest queue.

Last edited by RedDevil; 01-27-2014 at 04:21 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 11:09 PM   #25 (permalink)
XYZ
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: nowhere
Posts: 533
Thanks: 31
Thanked 86 Times in 69 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
The flammability of flatulence is a bit of an urban legend...
Well, that story may be a legend, but methane is flammable, and most farts can be as well.

So click here to learn more about the chemistry of natural gas.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 11:33 PM   #26 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Evansville Ill.
Posts: 101

sizematters - '08 smart 4-2 passion cabrio
90 day: 51.99 mpg (US)

escape - '06 Ford Escape xlt
90 day: 26.78 mpg (US)

Buick - '04 Buick Park Avenue Ultra
Team Turbocharged!
90 day: 27.26 mpg (US)
Thanks: 209
Thanked 25 Times in 17 Posts
I know for a fact that they burn and if your wearing jeans that they burn green flames(poof)!
__________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 12:56 AM   #27 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
P-hack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 1,408

awesomer - '04 Toyota prius
Thanks: 102
Thanked 249 Times in 201 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
...
Ah well, glucose battery power, anyone?
Lol, well it would be interesting to note how many calories it takes to use a bike as a starting point, worst case you eat the sugar and bike to the store, then figure out what sort of efficiency you need to do the same sort of speeds on an electric (or???) bike running on sugar.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2014, 05:29 AM   #28 (permalink)
In the fasting lane
 
RedDevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
Posts: 3,648

Red Devil - '11 Honda Insight Elegance
Team Honda
90 day: 51.36 mpg (US)

It - '09 Hyundai I10 Active Cool
Team Hyundai
90 day: 30.58 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,458
Thanked 1,988 Times in 1,274 Posts
This may or may not be related to the glucose battery, but is quite something in itself:

Liquid Battery Electrodes Will Mean Long-Range, Fast-Charging Electric Cars | MIT Technology Review

Liquid electrodes. Plural. Two different fluids stored in tanks and flowing through a comparatively small 'battery'.
__________________
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.16 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.



Most people are in the longest queue.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2014, 02:18 PM   #29 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Elmira, NY
Posts: 1,666
Thanks: 279
Thanked 293 Times in 245 Posts
Bicycle racers figure the human body to be about as energy efficient as the ICE.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com