The Next Alternative Energy Source?
If you’re looking for the next big alternative energy craze, look no further than your toilet. Gerardine Botte, a biomolecular engineer at Ohio University, has developed a “technology to generate hydrogen fuel from urine.” “Botte’s technology has the greatest potential for power generation in settings where large numbers of people gather – airports and sports stadiums, for example,” reports the Guardian. “An office building with 200 to 300 workers could generate 2 kilowatts of power, Botte has calculated. Granted, that’s not enough to power the building, but every drop in the bucket helps.” Thankfully, poop isn’t the only type of bodily waste with hidden value. (HT: Jeff Mosenkis)