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License: Creative Commons Attribution From muck to methane The Methanogens
Views: 139
14 Jun, 2011


The workings of a methane generator, powered by… actually, you don’t want to know.

Director's Notes:

This video follows the journey of three students discussing the concepts of renewable and non-renewable energy and then making a working methane generator. We see inside the methane generator and meet the microbes responsible for this amazing biochemical transformation. The closing montage is the all-important safety notice.

Nominee: Best Biology Film, 2011

SciCast Notes:

No! Not the cow-pat! Eu!

Nicely done, this film. Lots of elements planned carefully and brought together cleanly. Also: trumpet jokes. Terrific.

If they really have made a methane generator I’d love to see more of what they’ve done, but even without a working device they’ve given a decent explanation of how one works. So I guess that’s OK.

— Jonathan