15 Jul '11, 6pm

Dog Poop to Power Park’s Street Lamp

Dog Poop to Power Park’s Street Lamp

A Phoenix suburb is considering using dog waste collected at a popular dog park to power the park’s street lamp. Photo: Creative Commons, by Ori~ One dog’s waste is another man’s treasure? The Phoenix suburb of Gilbert is considering harvesting the power of poo, converting dog waste from a popular dog park into methane to power the park’s street lamp, The Arizona Republic reports. Dog owners at Cosmo Dog Park, which receives 600,000 visitors a year, would clean up after their pet using park-supplied biodegradable bags and then drop the bags into the dog waste digester, instead of a trash can. They would turn the digester’s hand crank to stir the mixture, causing the methane to rise and fuel the street lamp. READ: Final Space Mission to Recycle Urine Into Water The town is seeking a corporate sponsor for the $25,000 project, and Arizona State University science students wou...

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