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Researchers in Ohio are studying the power of pee
NBC ^ | 13 May 2011 | Stephanie Liebergen

Posted on 05/14/2011 12:07:08 PM PDT by mandaladon

ATHENS, Ohio - Researchers at Ohio University are studying a new energy source you can produce yourself. They’re studying the power of pee.

It’s something everyone does, every day. Even though urine is nearly 99 percent water, there is a lot of hydrogen in the remaining one percent from an organic compound called urea.

To break it down, if you could collect the urine from all 24,000 students at Ohio University, you could power 60 buildings every day.

Researchers say there is still a lot of work to be done, but there are some applications of this new technology that could start paying off for businesses very soon.

Until then, our “number one” power source will just keep going down the drain.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcactionnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Testing; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: energy; gottagetagrant; greenenergy; greenieweenies; greenpower; napl; ohio; pee; peecollectors; urine; yellowenergy; yellowpower
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If this works liberals will find a way to tax the piss out of us!!!!!!
1 posted on 05/14/2011 12:07:11 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
I'm only typing something to I can type in yellow.
2 posted on 05/14/2011 12:10:14 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (artemis_webb@yahoo.com --Lord knows how long before I'm banned so please say hello sometime.)
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To: mandaladon

The “power of pee” is used in the newest diesel automobile engines to reduce their emissions.


3 posted on 05/14/2011 12:11:01 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: mandaladon
To break it down, if you could collect the urine from all 24,000 students at Ohio University...

Probably pure spirit.

4 posted on 05/14/2011 12:11:01 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: mandaladon

The urine from the people at OU will most likely be more alcohol than water.....


5 posted on 05/14/2011 12:11:07 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: mandaladon

Does this mean Obama’s advice about gas prices during the coming campaign will be to drink more water? (similar to the tire gauge crack)


6 posted on 05/14/2011 12:13:42 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: mandaladon; SouthTexas; NormsRevenge; glock rocks; happydogx2; vox_freedom

Blimey!!! I’m a walking power plant... I peed 10 times between 4AM and 10PM yesterday. (I take a diuretic daily)


7 posted on 05/14/2011 12:15:45 PM PDT by tubebender (A perfectly good tagline used to reside here but our colorless Prez needed it for his campaign)
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To: mandaladon

It sure seems less of a bother to just drill for the damn oil.

Most libs smell like pee anyway, so pee-gas might work out for them.


8 posted on 05/14/2011 12:16:43 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: mandaladon
"http://practicalaction.org/appeal_biolatrines"

From my old home town of Kitale, Bio-latrines in Kenya use the "yellow" and the "brown".

"In Kitale, Kenya, 14 schools are facing closure. Not because of governmental reforms, lack of funds or a shortage of resources - but because of their sanitation. And yet a gift of just £50 could be enough to help keep a school open.

But there is an answer which would help rescue these schools from closure.

As little as 6,750 Kenyan shillings - just £50 - can help to build bio-latrines. Because they are a "dry" toilet, they neither require water to work (which is already scarce) nor is there any danger of waste leaching into the groundwater and polluting water supplies, causing disease.

The bio-latrine system also brings with it a surprising and marvellous range of added benefits, including helping to both heat and light the school."


9 posted on 05/14/2011 12:24:58 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Experience is the best teacher, but if you can accept it 2nd hand, the tuition is less." M Rosen)
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To: mandaladon

A tiny urine powered turbine in every urinal. Think of the possibilities. And we thought it was only good for writing our name in the snow...


10 posted on 05/14/2011 12:26:46 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Yo-Yo; SortaBichy
I used to listen to a Master Gardener on the radio...Jerry Baker. He was a really big proponent of going out and peeing on your trees.

My wife busted me following his advice under the orange tree, and gave me a ration of sh*t - maybe because it was the front yard tree, versus the backyard....

11 posted on 05/14/2011 12:28:07 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: mandaladon

Liberals fascinated by their own waste. How appropriate.


12 posted on 05/14/2011 12:30:02 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: mandaladon
If this works liberals will find a way to tax the piss out of us!!!!!!"

I had a Texas friend tell me that the best cure for athletes foot - pee on 'em.

13 posted on 05/14/2011 12:33:15 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the other hand)
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To: ErnBatavia

If you have a composte heap, pee is one of the best things you can add. Mine,thankfully is block by a big tree .


14 posted on 05/14/2011 12:37:04 PM PDT by Freak Flag
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To: ErnBatavia

I pee around my corn crop to thwart the Raccoons but I always turn my back to my neighbors...


15 posted on 05/14/2011 12:37:47 PM PDT by tubebender (A perfectly good tagline used to reside here but our colorless Prez needed it for his campaign)
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To: mandaladon

Keep the beers a’coming I’m a walking power plant!


16 posted on 05/14/2011 12:37:47 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: mandaladon

When my Dad was managing big space programs at GE back in the early 70’s, they received an earnest letter from a woman who suggested they build a “human turd battery” for space flight. She said she had tasted her baby’s poop and detected a tingle that she thought could be converted to power. I remember dear old Dad and his colleagues having a good laugh at that one. I don’t know if that letter is in Dad’s collection today or not...I think it got lost.


17 posted on 05/14/2011 12:39:28 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom (Whoz? Meca? feble?)
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To: BwanaNdege
I had a friend in Utah that heated his chicken houses - 30,000 chickens - with a chicken-poop furnace - back in the early 70’s.
18 posted on 05/14/2011 12:40:00 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the other hand)
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To: tubebender

Speaking of diuretics.... Soon mochelle will be forcing us to eat one pound or more of dandelion greens daily. That stuff makes one go go go NOW! Then peeps will have to lug gallon jugs everywhere, get into their electric cars and zap over to the pee deposit station.


19 posted on 05/14/2011 12:41:44 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: mandaladon

Brings a whole new context to the word ‘peon’, doesn’t it?


20 posted on 05/14/2011 12:42:00 PM PDT by Noumenon ("One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: All
"It’s something everyone does, every day. "

Did they REALLY need to write that sentence.

21 posted on 05/14/2011 12:44:06 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
Speaking of diuretics.... Soon mochelle will be forcing us to eat one pound or more of dandelion greens daily. That stuff makes one go go go NOW!

that's why the French call dandelions "Pissenlits." (Pee in bed)

I have to gather up my last mess of dandelions today, before I mow the grass. (I don't have a 'lawn'. I have a 'yard.' But I still have to keep the level of the grass down. I'd really like to rent a sheep or a goat and have the yard fertilized at the same time as they 'mow' it.)

22 posted on 05/14/2011 12:49:13 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the other hand)
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To: Yo-Yo

The inspiration for this must have been an all night kegger.


23 posted on 05/14/2011 12:51:57 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: tubebender

Only ten times? Piker.


24 posted on 05/14/2011 12:53:57 PM PDT by afnamvet (I stand with Israel.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Is that why she planted all those watermelons in front of the White House...


25 posted on 05/14/2011 12:55:47 PM PDT by tubebender (A perfectly good tagline used to reside here but our colorless Prez needed it for his campaign)
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To: tubebender

It may have been much more than that but the keeper of records is at the Blue Haired Church Ladies luncheon. How is the Civil war going these days?


26 posted on 05/14/2011 1:00:09 PM PDT by tubebender (A perfectly good tagline used to reside here but our colorless Prez needed it for his campaign)
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DONATE

27 posted on 05/14/2011 1:01:47 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: mandaladon
funded by the Asparagus Institute?
28 posted on 05/14/2011 1:04:09 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: mandaladon

BFL


29 posted on 05/14/2011 1:17:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mandaladon

The Emperor Vespasian already thought of that.


30 posted on 05/14/2011 1:41:29 PM PDT by Eternal_Bear
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To: mandaladon
if you could collect the urine from all 24,000 students at Ohio University,

LOL! I want to see how they sell this to the thousands of co-eds.

31 posted on 05/14/2011 2:01:21 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ErnBatavia
Now that makes sense, since urine is a sterile source of nitrogen, a good fertilizer. Peeing in the garden is perfect recycling.
32 posted on 05/14/2011 2:04:33 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mandaladon

33 posted on 05/14/2011 2:08:21 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: tubebender
Hey, tubbender my friend,save that pee and use it on your tomatos, corn and squash!

Seriously, check thou it out: http://tinyurl.com/pee-fertilizer

34 posted on 05/14/2011 2:13:32 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. "You must be" said the Cat,"or you wouldn't have come here.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o; don-o

What’s a nice girl like you doing on a thread like this Mrs D-O???


35 posted on 05/14/2011 2:17:51 PM PDT by tubebender (A perfectly good tagline used to reside here but our colorless Prez needed it for his campaign)
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To: tubebender; don-o

Minding my P’s and Q’s.


36 posted on 05/14/2011 2:33:29 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. "You must be" said the Cat,"or you wouldn't have come here.")
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To: tubebender; Mrs. Don-o

Never fail to read her tagline


37 posted on 05/14/2011 2:38:15 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: mandaladon

With all the sh*t that comes out of DC you could power all 57 states for 60 years.


38 posted on 05/14/2011 2:51:33 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: mandaladon

LIBERALS are ALWAYS preoccuppied with bodily functions -

sex, peeing, pooping, masturbation etc.

I’m suprirsed they don’t recyle it and mkae students DRINK it so they can claim they are SAVING THE EARTH!


39 posted on 05/14/2011 2:54:55 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: mandaladon

I wonder how much that STUDY cost TAX PAYERS?

Any giesses as they PISS OUR MONEY AWAY?

Someone is payign for it!

LIBERALS NEVER work for “free”.


40 posted on 05/14/2011 2:56:00 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: mandaladon

Urine has a lot of nitrates in it. During the Civil War Southern ladies donated theirs to have the nitrate distilled from it to make gunpowder.


41 posted on 05/14/2011 2:59:43 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: jmacusa

I swear FR is the most educational website ever.


42 posted on 05/14/2011 3:03:17 PM PDT by Argus
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I’ve always thought there could be a use for urine. There’s so much of it, and it’s so rich in organic compounds.

The logistics of dealing with it seem impractical though.

In colonial times, the runoff of stables and outhouse were collected. John Adams sent letters to his wife asking the ladies to make gunpowder. I am descended from a woman who was arrested for running guns and ammo during the revolution.

http://www.dangerouslaboratories.org/foxfire5.html


43 posted on 05/14/2011 3:31:08 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: maine-iac7

A South African pig farmer, John Fry, used a bio-digester to convert his pig manure into methane gas which he used to fuel his Diesel electric generator. This was back in the 1970’s.

http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_library/MethaneDigesters/MDToC.html


44 posted on 05/14/2011 3:37:22 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Experience is the best teacher, but if you can accept it 2nd hand, the tuition is less." M Rosen)
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To: mandaladon; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Does this mean that 0bama's EPA will refuse to allow the construction of new breweries?


45 posted on 05/14/2011 4:13:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: jmacusa

Explosive pee???


46 posted on 05/14/2011 4:19:26 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: I still care
-- I've always thought there could be a use for urine. --

It's a foundation ingredient for an explosive.

47 posted on 05/14/2011 4:23:32 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: mandaladon

AFRL has demonstrated the ability to make fuel from grass, flowers, biomass—just about anything. They’ve already done it.


48 posted on 05/14/2011 4:24:23 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: mandaladon

Yup. Seems you can distill the nitrate of of pee and BANG!! It blows up. Don’t that beat all?


49 posted on 05/14/2011 4:42:04 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: maine-iac7
"that's why the French call dandelions "Pissenlits." (Pee in bed) I have to gather up my last mess of dandelions today, before I mow the grass. (I don't have a 'lawn'. I have a 'yard.' But I still have to keep the level of the grass down. I'd really like to rent a sheep or a goat and have the yard fertilized at the same time as they 'mow' it.)"

LOL. I was tempted to write the french version, but chickened out. Speaking of chickens, get chickens, they'll mow your lawn right down to the dirt.

I'm also gathering the dandelions. Plan to make some wine, for the first time. Should be an experience. I'm wondering if one can make crabgrass wine.

50 posted on 05/14/2011 4:47:59 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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