Dog Park Lit by Dog Poop

by Rebecca on September 13, 2010

in Animals in the News

(PhysOrg.com http://www.physorg.com/news203575072.html)

Dog park lit by dog poop

A methane digester called “Park Spark” has been installed in a dog park in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The device produces methane by bacterial digestion of the dog excrement, and the methane is used to light a gas-burning street lamp.

People walking their dogs are encouraged to collect the feces, place them into the supplied biodegradable doggie bags and drop them into the digester feeding tube. They then turn a hand crank to stir the mixture of excrement and in the Spark Park digester and help the rise to the top where it is burned constantly in the lamp, like an “eternal flame”.


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