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The MicroFueler

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My friend Jen always finds the coolest stuff on blogs and is so sparse and disciplined about what she shares with others that you know: if she’s passing it on, it’s worth checking out.  Case in point, this DVICE blurb on Sierra Nevada’s MicroFueler.  Isn’t it the prettiest pump you ever did see?

Sierra Nevada's MicroFueler

For more on the beer-dregs-to-ethanol process, check out the original post on CNET.  For $10k, you can buy one for your home.  They should market these things to university frat houses.  What better companion to the kegerator in the kitchen than a microfueler in the driveway?

It’s been a gassy couple of days on the internet.  Yesterday the HuffPo posted on garbage-powered garbage trucks in Northern England, then this morning I found this blurb on busses in Oslo powered by methane collected from the city’s RAW SEWAGE. [Editor’s note: I’m not sure I’m as forward thinking as the Scandos on this one.  Perhaps Victor can act as cultural ambassador.  Is it just me, or are poo-powered busses a little gross?]


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