Just when the world thinks stories out of San Francisco couldn’t get weirder, this one from Reuters and many other newspapers in the world press.
San Francisco could have a new way to reduce the U.S. dependence on foreign oil without doing any of that ugly oil drilling.
Dog poop collected in biodegradable bags would be fed into a methane digester, which would convert it into methane. The methane would be trapped and burned to power a turbine to make electricity or heat homes.
A study by the city found that almost 4 percent of the garbage picked up in San Francisco was from animal waste, partly from the estimated 120,000 dogs.
A team of researchers actually separated garbage and weighed dog poop?