Munich Zoo has come up with its own take on sustainable energy by using its animals’ dung to provide some of its power.
CNN reports that the establishment is utilising what it calls “poo power” converting dung into biogas which it is using to generate electricity for some of the animal enclosures.
The gas is produced when dung begins to decompose. The zoo leaves its samples for 30 days to produce the fuel, which accounts for five per cent of its total energy supply. It also uses the heat created during the process to warm the gorilla enclosure.
The zoo is now planning on placing solar panels on top of the enclosures in the coming year to make the attraction more energy efficient.
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