: Japanese scientists extract liquid motor fuel from cattle dung

03-04-06, 12:37 PM
This one can literally be filed under BULLSH!T, even if proven true!!

Scientists in energy-poor Japan said Friday they have found a new source of motor fuel - cattle dung.

Sakae Shibusawa, an agriculture engineering professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, said his team has extracted 1.4 millilitres of a gasoline-like liquid fuel from every 100 grams of cow dung by applying high pressure and heat.


The team, helped by staff from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology near Tokyo, produced fuel by adding several unspecified metal catalysts to the dung inside a container and applying a 30-atmosphere pressure and heat of up to 300 degrees Celsius, Shibusawa said. Details of the catalysts could not be disclosed, he added.

The team hopes to improve the technology so that it can be used commercially within five years, Shibusawa said.

Now that's pretty cool, but this?

In a separate experiment revealing another unusual business potential for cow dung, another group of researchers has extracted an aromatic ingredient of vanilla from cattle dung, said Miki Tsuruta, a Sekisui Chemical Co. spokeswoman.

The extracted ingredient, vanillin, can be used as fragrance in shampoo and candles, she said.

I'm not putting "cattle dung" on my head, no matter how good it smells!!

Jonas McFeely
03-04-06, 12:49 PM
Where would we be without the asians? Gotta love them,great porn too.

Night Wolf
03-04-06, 01:22 PM
And we can make fuel from corn.

03-04-06, 01:31 PM
And we can make fuel from corn.

Just think of the fuel we could get from our corn fed cattle!! :histeric:

03-04-06, 01:41 PM
Hey, what if you mix the corn fuel with the bull**** ? What would you get?

Night Wolf
03-04-06, 07:17 PM
Just think of the fuel we could get from our corn fed cattle!! :histeric:

high octane baby :).