posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 12:51 PM
Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available in six months.
Using a nickel-based electrode, 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.
One molecule of urea, a major component of urine, contains four atoms of hydrogen bonded to two atoms of nitrogen. If you place a special nickel
electrode into a pool of urine and apply an electrical current, hydrogen gas is released.
A urine-powered vehicle could theoretically travel 90 miles per gallon.
Umm... sounds a little odd. I dont necessarily think its a good idea to keep using cows for all of our resources. Why cant they just make hemp legal
and grow that instead? its been proven that it would be one of the most effective sources of biofuel... would release more oxygen into the air and
reduce CO2 emissions enough to help reverse global warming, could be used for clothing, skin/hair care, i mean you name it, it would work...
and yet they are talking about using cow urine instead?!?
what is wrong with this country?
[edit on 17-8-2009 by calihan_12]