Street lights powered by human waste

Finally, someone uses something that we have plenty of, because lets face it we are all full of shit. In a town in India they have started using the methane gas produced by the human waste to operate a generator.

The waste from an area housing complex collects in a sump, where the methane gas is then used to operate a generator. The biogas produces 3,000 watts of electricity daily, enough to keep the town going all through the night.

To see the entire process of how it all happens, just follow the link below. Now if only we could create a car that can run off of a tank full of cans and other random garbage.

Video: Human Waste Powers Streetlights [via national geographic]