Toto Toilet bike Neo for a greener world (Photos & Video)
A three wheeler motorcycle that not only saves fuel money but cleans the environment as well, has been revealed by Toto Ltd., a Japanese toilet company. This poop powered motorcycle is capable of travelling upto 300 kms on a tank full of poop. The bike also goes one step further in functioning as a toilet for the rider as well.
It has a toilet in place of a normal seat and a roll of toilet paper in tow. However this human poop is not suitable for use as fuel as the engine is designed only to run on livestock waste and sewage. The Toilet Bike Neo design has been under development since 2009 and was revealed on Thursday at the company showroom in Fujisawa.
It uses a 250cc engine and runs on biogas fuel which is fertilized, purified and compressed livestock waste and household waste water. This green bike was just a prototype which was revealed and it remains to be seen whether the poop powered three wheeler will actually go into production.
On their official site, Toto says,
TOILET BIKE NEO does not have the mechanism to run on the rider’s waste. It runs biogas fuel (fertilized, purified and compressed livestock waste and household wastewater) provided by Shika-oi Town in Hokkaido and Kobe city.
Therefore, the NEO REST seat doesnot function as a toilet, and has been created for promoting TOTO’s environmental efforts.TOTO is not involved with any motorbike or biogas production business.
TOTO, which has been evolving Japanese toilets, is in fact a professional in all kinds of plumbing products. TOTO has set up the project “TOTO TALK” to inform everyone about what we have done in the past, and what we will do in the future. From November 2009 to August 2011 we created a conceptual model “NEO version 2” that contains all kinds of desired functions, could be seen at the exhibition and on the web.
Though NEO version 2 was equipped with 23 of those desired functions, there was one function which it regrettably did not have… That is, mobility. Though we were fortunate enough for many people to come and see it, as well as those who visited the website, it was impossible for us to go and meet people ourselves. Therefore, TOTO TALK this time will be making a toilet which can move.
Also, using this mobile toilet we would like people to know that we launched “TOTO GREEN CHALLENGE” in 2010, which is TOTO’s environmental initiative. From a plumbing product manufacturer’s point of view, we would like to inform everybody about the environment.
Since our motive is to inform everybody about environment, we also would like to put more effort into making this “running toilet” eco-friendly. So we decided to create a futuristic and the ultimate eco-friendly motorbike toilet “TOILET BIKE NEO”.
For one month from October we will be promoting about the environment and will go on a journey over 1000km from a factory in Kokura to Tokyo. This site will notify you about plans, production and the final product. Since our motive is to inform everybody about environment, we also would like to put more effort into making this “running toilet”eco-friendly. So we decided to create a futuristic and the ultimate eco-friendly motorbike toilet “TOILET BIKE NEO”.
TOILET BIKE NEO has been created for promoting TOTO’s environmental efforts. TOTO is not involved with any motorbike or bio-gas production businesses.
For Toto Toilet Bike Neo YouTube channel where more videos are available, click here.
For more information on Toto’s Toilet Bike Neo initiative, click here for official website.
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