Urine to the Rescue! Solving the Energy Crisis.

Urine to the Rescue! Solving the Energy Crisis.

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Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available in six months with new technology developed by scientists from Ohio University. [Discovery]

This is shocking to me.  First, I’m hearing about astronauts purifying urine to make drinking water.  Now, our pee can potentially help solve the current energy crisis.  Amazing.

Using a nickel-based electrode, the scientists can create large amounts of cheap hydrogen from urine that could be burned or used in fuel cells. “One cow can provide enough energy to supply hot water for 19 houses,” said Gerardine Botte, a professor at Ohio University developing the technology. “Soldiers in the field could carry their own fuel.” [Discovery]

[Source: Gizmodo, Discovery]