Oil Substitute Made From Pig Poop Smells Like You'd Expect It To

Bio-diesel powered vehicle drivers are not surprised when their exhaust smells of french fries. I bet the pig farmer who supplied the "raw material" to these government engineers is not one bit surprised that oil made from pig excrement smells like crap. And, I also bet employees in neighboring offices were not pleased with goings on in the experimental pig-poo-to-oil reactors.

After a close examination of crude oil made from pig manure, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are certain about a number of things.

Most obviously, "This stuff smells worse than manure," says NIST chemist Tom Bruno.

File this one with 30 years of press clippings that begin with 'Scientists Discover New Super Bugs To Destroy Toxic Waste.' Know anyone who became wealthy or famous for their success with PCB chompers? We are too cynical you are thinking. Then explain why it is that famous-for-making-PBCs Monsanto never went down that path? Via::Energy Daily, Chemists Get Scoop on Crude Oil From Pig Manure Image credite::Motorcycle Web, Pig-O-Cycle

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