Urine Luck! Pee May Be the Fuel of the Future

Scientists at Ohio University have stumbled on a major break-through that could be the key to bringing hydrogen fuel cells into wide-spread use. Scientists discovered that placing a nickel-based electrode in a pool of urine and applying a small electrical current produces hydrogen gas. “One cow can provide enough energy to supply hot water for 19 houses,” Ohio University professor Gerardine Botte said of the discovery. The scientists are hoping to make commercial version of the technology available by next year.

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