Can Cow Urine be used as Fuel

Can Cow Urine be used as Fuel

Power at What Price? Alternative, Energy Sources for pollution Living

Nuclear power has long been a bone of contention in a growing community of people world-wide. The problem is that there is more



demands on energy resources and for new supplies, and there are some serious issues regarding supplies from wind farms, solar power and other renewable resources. Burning fossil fuels we know is not the answer, and nuclear power is at least clean, but clean with insidious overtones where nuclear hazards are concerned.


Is Pee ( cow’s urine)Better than Plutonium for electicity production?

Can pee power your lights – well apparently it can; it’s new green technology from Ohio University’s Gerardine Botte. Hydrogen fuel created from urine! There are two main compounds found in urine – urea and ammonia, these are both a good source for the creation of hydrogen gas when an electrode is passed into the wastewater and a current is applied. A company – E3 Clean Technologies has commercialized this under a process called GreenBox technology which is aimed at providing pee power for large groups of people.

Botte believes that 1000 cows could generate up to 50 kilowatts of power.

BBC also has covered another UK based research group, which aims to test cow’s urine powered fuel cells for powering submarines.

We have paid the price for burning fossil fuels and still are, nuclear energy may be powerful efficient and clean, but at what cost?

Electricity production by cow’s urine may be an amusing concept but is being taken seriously as a clean and renewable energy source.

It might be unpleasant if a pee-powered reactor lies in the path of a tsunami and bursts, but at least it won’t leave the same lasting impression of a megaton meltdown!

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