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Scientists generate power from urine


Posted on Sunday, 13 November, 2011 | Comment icon 19 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Experiments involving the generation of electricity from urine have initially proven successful.

While there's still a long way to go before the technique could produce a useful amount of power, scientists are optimistic that it is possible to do so and that Microbial Fuel Cells may play a significant role in the future. "Urine is chemically rich in substances favourable to the MFCs," said Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos.

"Research into producing electricity from urine has been carried out by scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol."

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Comment icon #10 Posted by Xanthurion2 on 13 November, 2011, 23:07
strange
Comment icon #11 Posted by marcos anthony toledo on 14 November, 2011, 3:31
If this or Hydrogen,cold fusion are avaible our war mongering leaders would not have a excuse to go around the world shooting up the place anymore.
Comment icon #12 Posted by RedSquirrel on 14 November, 2011, 4:37
If this or Hydrogen,cold fusion are avaible our war mongering leaders would not have a excuse to go around the world shooting up the place anymore. "Give us the urine or die!" "Death to all non-urinators!" Imagine getting stuck on the interstate with a bladder infection. Sorry, had to get a tad silly.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Robbie333 on 14 November, 2011, 15:25
Marvin the Martian discovered this years ago. It is the PEE U-36 Explosive Space Modulator
Comment icon #14 Posted by GirlfromOz on 15 November, 2011, 12:44
I soo agree with you Bildr!LMAO
Comment icon #15 Posted by Lilly on 15 November, 2011, 12:46
"Give us the urine or die!" "Death to all non-urinators!" Imagine getting stuck on the interstate with a bladder infection. Sorry, had to get a tad silly. Yeah, Power to the Pee-pole!
Comment icon #16 Posted by Paracelse on 15 November, 2011, 16:56
\ Yeah, Power to the Pee-pole! :rofl: :tu:
Comment icon #17 Posted by Lilly on 15 November, 2011, 17:44
I notice that Paracelse 'got' my pun, but I suspect that's because we're both in that "over age 55" catagory.
Comment icon #18 Posted by ELFIS on 18 November, 2011, 11:07
Well the Electric companies have been taking the p*** out of us for years, It's only fair we give some back,
Comment icon #19 Posted by psychoticmike on 18 November, 2011, 19:06
nice to know.


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