Urine as fuel? #rsrh

Now this really pi**es me off.

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.

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3 Responses to Urine as fuel? #rsrh

  1. Samuel says:

    “What we really need is mandatory education in the sciences for journalists who insist on covering topics related to energy and the environment.”

    Not just sciences, economics too…CNBC did a story about the economic boom from Sandy…a perfect example of the Broken Window Fallacy. Seems like mandatory education hasn’t been teaching anything anyway, except the garbage that has brought us to this point in history, if I wasn’t an optimist I’d think we’re screwed…ummm we might be anyway.

    Samuel

  2. Money Jihad says:

    Guess you could also pee on a turbine, and if you pee hard enough, you could power the turbine.

    Sounds like another biomass folly.

  3. Nelson says:

    Dolomite could teach them a lot. Just look at what he did for all of us.

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