Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available soon with new technology developed by scientists at Ohio University*. Supposedly one cow can provide enough energy to supply hot water to 19 houses and a car could travel approximately 90 miles per gallon. This could mean crappy news for the port-a-potty business, as this means more people just filling up the tanks. I am sure this is not good news either for the fuel companies either, but they do not need the money that’s for sure. I honestly believe that this has no chance in the real world (see electric cars).
I was able to find a chemist and professor at UGA who shared his insight as well, “The waste products from say a chicken farm could be used to produce the energy needed to run the farm,” said John Stickney. GO DAWGS!!!
I know we could be seeing a lot more of this and screaming “no need for a bathroom, that’s perfectly good fuel.”
Some other uses of urine:
-reduces the pain of a jellyfish sting
-a flavor additive for cigarettes
-browning agent for factory made pretzels
*This will be the one and only time I will be talking about Ohio University.