We previously saw how researchers found a way to power cars with human waste. Now, chemistry experts have learned how to convert human urine into fuel cells. Dubbed “pee-power,” the advance could open up a literally free flowing force of energy.
Chemistry postdocs Shanwen Tao and Rong Lan at Heriot-Watt University’s School of Engineering and Physical Sciences in Edinburgh have shown that urea, an organic chemical compound produced when the body metabolizes protein, can be an excellent source of energy. However, urea or “carbamide” is non-toxic and, of course, plentiful.
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but definatly interesting how urine can produce power shame it’ll never happen
Local lady Professor says it will work.
Ahhh – there’s not that much energy in urea; it’s almost totally oxidized as it is. Otherwise the body wouldn’t being excreting it, although is is also involved in nitrogen balance.
The most common excuse for speeding in Ohio is too much urine and the need to do something 100% natural with it. Surprised?
Great … now we can argue over which country produces the most urine … and invade them …
On the serious side, this could be a very practical technology. Not enough to power cities of course, but I can see lots of smaller scale applications.
This adds a whole new meaning to the term “getting pissed”.
Wow, and how could boost performance with the little blue pill? I suppose STP wouldn’t help! But if it developed a leak aka drip what could you use for the STD?
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