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Using Urine As A Power Source?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 6:18am

According to some student researchers at Ohio University, urine could be used as a source of energy, thanks to the high levels of hydrogen that is present in the organic compound urea. That hydrogen is pumped to a fuel cell, which can be used to power a variety of gadgets and machines.

Sound too good to be true? The math, unbelievably, supports the usefulness of this technology. If the university collected the urine from all of its 24,000 students, it could power about 60 campus buildings.

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