Thursday, May 11, 2006

Speaking of making a silk purse from a sow's ear...

It's now also possible to make crude oil from pig shit.

"We are the first to actually do this," professor Yuanhui Zhang says proudly of his team's ability to turn swine manure into crude oil. He's a bio-environmental engineer at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who has led the 10-year research project that recently announced a breakthrough in porcine petroleum.

Is there anything pigs can't do?

Update: Killjoy.

1 comment:

XWL said...

Is there anything pigs can't do?

Sweat.