Science Museum Looks to Poo Power

Sometimes you just can’t resist… The British Science Museum is considering an alternate fuel source in order to help pay it’s hefty energy bills. The alternate fuel? Poo. The kind left behind by three million annual visitors. The idea is to “siphon off excrement 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 museum’s director says, “With free admission it would be a great way for visitors to give something back to the museum and help keep the overheads down.” The next time your legislators threaten funding cuts, threaten them with this. Read it to believe it.