Teens Create A Way To Use Urine As Fuel – Forbes
Four teenage girls figured out a way to use a liter of urine as fuel for generating six hours of electricity. Fourteen-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola displayed their invention this week at Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, an annual event meant to showcase ingenuity. …
[Step 1.] Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen.
One need not read any farther than “electrolytic cell“. You could separate the hydrogen out of tap water, but the energy you have to put in in the form of electricity is always more than the energy you get out of the hydrogen.
What we really need is mandatory education in the sciences for journalists who insist on covering topics related to energy and the environment.
“U is for urine, which is a pot o’ pi**. It’s a g**d***ed shame to use language like this.” – The late, great Rudy Ray Moore, a/k/a Dolemite.