Thursday, July 09, 2009

Solution To Our Energy Problems

A solution to our energy problems are found and I see a huge potential for this in India.

Recent study from Ohio University shows that urine is a clean energy source.

One molecule of urea, a major component of urine, contains four atoms of hydrogen bonded to two atoms of nitrogen. Stick a special nickel electrode into a pool of urine, apply an electrical current, and hydrogen gas is released

Now, this is some useful research being done and some serious output. The article says that we could end up having Hydrogen (read: Urine) powered cars and electronic devices in as soon as six months. 

VOILA! We are turning into walking energy sources and at any point, if your car runs out of fuel, the solution is right INSIDE you. Probably people can pee into their fuel tank instead of trying to find a bush to go behind or trying to find a urinal (which seldom happens). 

Now I think India can become a superpower!

But, I am just wondering how to manage the stinking smell from your car's fuel tank or errr ... from the iPod in your pocket which is going to be powered by urine!

On a serious note, do read the benefits of hydrogen-powered vehicles. With a huge livestock supply in India, I see a tremendous potential in generating energy by processing the animal waste and hopefully most people ( ... usually filthy in nature by urinating anywhere) will stop passing urine at public places and consider urine as a precious asset and put it to good use.


Sasidhar said...

I'd love to sit home, drink soda (or water, or whatever), and contribute to the economy ! :)