Saturday, May 14, 2011

Researchers in Ohio are studying the power of pee

By Stephanie Liebergen

(NBC Action News) ATHENS, Ohio - Researchers at Ohio University are studying a new energy source you can produce yourself. They’re studying the power of pee.

It’s something everyone does, every day. Even though urine is nearly 99 percent water, there is a lot of hydrogen in the remaining one percent from an organic compound called urea.

To break it down, if you could collect the urine from all 24,000 students at Ohio University, you could power 60 buildings every day.

Researchers say there is still a lot of work to be done, but there are some applications of this new technology that could start paying off for businesses very soon.

Until then, our “number one” power source will just keep going down the drain.

1 comment:

Cathy_of_Alex said...

If you collected all the s**t from the blogosphere, you could power the world for a month!