Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Empty one tank and fill up another


Use urine as fuel for your car.

Yes, your car may soon be powered by urine. Scientists from the Ohio University are developing the relevant technology for urine-powered utilities. Cars, homes, and numerous electronic devices are soon to be run on this energy. A nickel-based electrode generates plenty of cheap hydrogen from urine that can be burnt or used in fuel cells. An added advantage is increased cleanliness. And the cost is a fraction of the conventional production of hydrogen from water. As we all know, urine is the most abundant waste on Earth.

A new H2 converter invented now can turn any organic fluid into fuel, which is claimed to be for efficient than both diesel and gasoline. Thus instead of pumping fuel into the car, one can just pee into the gas tank and drive away. Waste from chicken farms could produce energy required to run the farm. Livestock farmers could benefit greatly from this invention.

Prof. Gerardine Botte of the Ohio University who is developing this technology reports that one cow can provide enough energy to supply hot water for 19 houses. One molecule of urea in the urine containing hydrogen and nitrogen bonded together can release hydrogen using a special nickel electrode into the pool of urine. Prof. Botte and her colleagues report they can store this hydrogen and then release it at lesser cost.

When this becomes a commercial viability, it will definitely be a great breakthrough towards greener world that we are all trying to create.

Source: Google

8 comments on "Empty one tank and fill up another"

Kris P. Reetha on July 31, 2009 at 2:26 AM said...

This is really a very informative post. Use urine as fuel for your car is an interesting concept. waiting for that.

Rajagopalan on August 10, 2009 at 9:13 PM said...

This also solves the nuisance of urinating in unauthorised public place. Less pollution and more clean environment! Very useful post!

Vidhya on August 10, 2009 at 9:49 PM said...

Hello uncle, I am back to US. Was busy through out my India trip. will catch u online when i get time.

Small Footprints on August 12, 2009 at 10:55 PM said...

Wow ... very interesting. Right now, so much money and energy is spent on water/sewage treatment plants. This would cut down on that effort tremendously. It would be abundant and cheap ... and good for the environment. Sounds perfect! :)

Thanks for another informative article!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Rana Sinha on August 28, 2009 at 11:42 AM said...

Thanks for the excellent and very informative posts. I'm honoured to link to your blog.

We need information about alternative energy sources and their usability to reach more and more people.

nsiyer on October 3, 2009 at 11:31 PM said...

Wow! finally its coming. Hope no problem with diabetic urine. The automobile should run more sweetly.

WartsOnHands on October 25, 2009 at 10:55 PM said...

Wow that will be amazing when you can use urine to be able to fuel a car. I wonder if that will ever be a reality? Symptoms of panic attacks

Mukund on June 25, 2010 at 7:20 PM said...

Wow!! That is interesting! I love your blog just cause of these amazing news.

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