Hydrochar derived from poultry waste was produced in a lab at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. The hydrochar can be made into briquettes, which can be used as charcoal for cooking food. Juliana Neumann hide caption toggle caption Juliana Neumann The Salt Pardon Me, Turkey, Is This Stool Taken? Scientists Turn Poultry Poop Into Fuel November 19, 2018 When heated under proper conditions, turkey droppings transform into a form of coal, and serve as a renewable resource. Just think: Someday you might roast your holiday turkey using its own excrement.