To piss off petroleum providers - Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available in six months. No, you won't be pee into a battery: urine will be collected from cattle, just as it was collected from pregnant mares when hormone replacement therapy was being prescribed for post-menopausal women. Soon we'll use cows for more than milk: just one of them can provide enough energy to supply hot water for 19 houses.
By collecting urine from livestock, which right now is a major source of pollution, farmers could produce more than enough energy to power their farms. Researchers who developed the urine technology found that attaching hydrogen to nitrogen in urine allowed it to be stored without the strict requirements of ordinary hydrogen, and allowed it to be released with less electricity.
On his health blog, Dr. Joseph Mercola says, "Using urine as a source of fuel may sound like a bit of a stretch, but it's actually quite ingenious. It's based on the use of hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe."
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