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RedDevil 09-06-2013 06:12 AM

Running on waste
 
Toilet manufacturer TOTO has released a motortrike running on livestock waste and sewage. Those ferment to produce biogas for the engine.
http://media.wtf.nl/m/m1mwwdvpvg7e_940x662.jpg
Though the seat may suggest otherwise, it is not supposed to take the drivers 'input'. So road scares won't extend your range ;)
The engine is small and it seems to have a lot of mass.
Unlike its rider it is not very well proportioned; braking hard may cause a launch from the throne.
It must be a scare to drive... that may just explain it.

Toto has no plans for commercial production, so there is no need to remodel the service stations - yet!

Now we just have to wait which one of us ecomodders will dig in and get the 'hands dirty'.

euromodder 09-06-2013 11:32 AM

They're only making it ridiculous ...
Producing the gas on such a small scale is not really efficient.
And filling up not very pleasant ...


You can already drive on biogas in a number of EU countries .
Suppliers like orangegas in NL are pumping biowaste-gas into the natural gas network.

If I'm near a pump that supplies Biogas, that's what I'm getting.

Xist 09-06-2013 11:40 AM

There are so many things wrong with that picture!

I know that there are statistics on how much of one's life that person will spend sitting on the toilet, but I cannot imagine a legitimate reason for using a toilet seat for the driver. What is with the giant roll of paper towels?

Why make a ferment-and-drive vehicle instead of a biogas-powered motorcycle with a fermenting trailer?

RedDevil 09-06-2013 06:36 PM

It cannot ever have been a serious attempt on a roadworthy... something.
They probably did it just to show off their ingenuity and expertise on the matter, explicitly provoking to get max attention.

Mission accomplished is all I can say. It made me LOL, so I think they deserve it.

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 09-06-2013 10:07 PM

That's sure odd-looking.

Xist 09-06-2013 11:36 PM

I can only imagine that their major response was inspiration to throw money at them, which they undoubtedly would put in a proper depository.


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