Wednesday, July 6

Toilet turns excrement into energy and virtual money | Digital Trends Spanish


There is a famous video of the children’s program 31 Minutes where the character Juan Carlos Bodoque explains the “Route of the Poop”, And explains how human feces follow a path from passing through the toilet to falling into the sewers and sewers.

But can you imagine that your excrement becomes money, and especially green energy that can help move the economy? That is what the Korean scientist Cho Jae-weon is achieving, who developed a toilet called Bee-vi that turns waste into methane gas.

As it explains Reuters, “The toilet first pumps its feces into an underground tank, which means it uses less water right away compared to a traditional toilet. The microorganisms then break down the waste into methane, a usable energy source. “

For example, a human poop in one day could be transformed into about 50 liters of methane gas, according to Cho. That means it can generate half a kilowatt hour of electricity, enough to drive an electric car for three-quarters of a mile (about 1 kilometer).

The inventor from South Korea commented on this very special toilet that, “I had only ever thought that feces are dirty, but now it is a treasure of great value to me.”

But that’s not all, as Cho Jae-weon invented a virtual currency called Ggool (honey in Korean). Each excrement that enters this toilet, delivers 10 Ggool, which can be used to buy things on the campus of the Ulsan National University of Science and Technology (UNIST).

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