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<blockquote type=cite class=cite cite>>Subject: [Sustainable_ABQ]
Museum Considers Excrement Power 
>Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 10:51:26 -0600 
> 
>Thought you might find this story interesting. Britain's Science
Museum is 
>considering using power produced from human excrement for
electricity. 
> 
>TJ 
>----------------------------- 
>Museum Considers Excrement Power 
> 
>Thu Jul 15, 9:33 AM ET 
> 
>Add Oddly Enough - Reuters to My Yahoo! 
> 
>LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Science Museum says it is considering
a 
>radical way of paying its hefty energy bills -- using visitors'
excrement. 
> 
>The central London museum said it was considering taking the waste
from its 
>14 toilet blocks and converting it into electricity. 
> 
>"With free admission it would be a great way for visitors to
give something 
>back to the museum and help keep the overheads down," said the
museum's 
>head 
>Jon Tucker. "We have almost 3 million visitors each year and
have huge 
>electricity bills." 
> 
>The museum said the plan would be to siphon off waste from the
toilets, 
>store it and then either burn it as fuel in a mini-power station or
turn it 
>into electricity using a microbial fuel cell. 
> 
>The power produced from the excrement of 100,000 visitors could
produce 
>enough to power 500 light bulbs, while also breaking down harmful
organic 
>matter, it said. 
> 
Here's the URL.  
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