Drive Wire for June 30, 2016: Scientists Turn Pig Manure into Asphalt

Organic matter-based roads would be cheaper and cleaner than conventionally-surfaced ones.

byThe Drive Staff| PUBLISHED Jun 30, 2016 7:20 PM

On today's Drive Wire, The Drive discusses how pig poop can be turned into asphalt. Believe it or not, a little chemistry wizardry is all it takes to transform swine manure into a wonderful road surface. How does it work? Well, watch the video above for a brief summary of how scientists go about transforming pig poop into asphalt, then check out the full story by Jonathon Ramsey for all the details.