This Poop-Powered Toiletcycle Is Touring Japan

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You're looking at the Toilet Bike Neo. It's the creation of Japan's commode-king TOTO and is just what it looks like—a toilet-motorcycle hybrid. That runs on human excrement. Wait, wha?


The Toilet Bike Neo will be conducting its roughly 500 mile trip from Kyushu to Tokyo powered entirely by the on-board biogas digester. Biogas systems use an anaerobic bacteria system to convert dead organic matter into a usable fuel primarily made of methane. This system obtains its fuel from the rider—directly from the rider, if you get what I mean. It runs on the rider's poop—he just sits there, unloads, and rides off (hopefully with a step involving pants at some point as well). The system is reportedly efficient enough that it could run indefinitely were the rider sufficiently well fed.

The reason for the tour is to promote Toto's efforts to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50 percent in the next six years. Oh and did I mention it talks? Yeah, the poop-eating trike talks as part of the campaign—just please, not with its mouth full. [Spoon-Tamago - TotoTalk via Inhabitat]


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I bet I could get that thing going 60mph for an hour or two after burrito night.