Thursday, October 8, 2009

Energy crisis? Piss on it

No, really!

"Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available in six months with new technology developed by scientists from Ohio University," according to this story from Discovery News.

A nickel-based electrode creates large amounts of cheap hydrogen from urine. The hydrogen can then be used in fuel cells. They've also found a simpler way to store hydrogen by combining it with nitrogen.

A professor who is developing the technology says that one cow could provide energy to supply hot water to 19 houses. Hell, the freshmen engineers at the University of Waterloo could power the entire province, although there'd be a heck of a power surge just following last call.

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