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Urine Powered Mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Darryl G, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 14,110

    Great, and once our corrupt and useless president finds out, he'll want to tax us just to take a whiz.:rolleyes:
  3. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,233

    that is great. i cant believe 14 year olds thought of that. I dont even know how. I really hope this expands and becomes feasible for most. Imagine, pee powering your motors! Alot of people use animal dung for cooking because the methane. This is a great idea.
  4. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,341

    So how long before the first Dem politician cry's were falling behind in the new pee motor industry and since its the future we now need 30 billion in new stimulus spending to catch up.
  5. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,144

    Right and I hate to rain on the parade because this type of innovation shows ingenuity but the title is missleading, that generator is not powered by urine alone, along with that there is an electrolytic cell and borax and I am sure those have to be replaced as they get used up in the process, and these minor details cost money in terms of consumable materials that have to be supplied.

    I mean, I believe an electrolytic cell is a battery...
    Well I can power a lawn mower with just that, but more important is that once we add up the costs of the electrolytic cells and the borax per kilowatt hour of generation we can then compare it to the production of standard gasoline engines.

    And unfortunately I'd be willing to bet...
    The gasoline engine would likely come out the winner, in terms of raw material dollar costs per hour.
    Yes, even with free urine.

    Because all we're doing is going about electricity generation in a round-about fashion by first splitting atoms...
    We could actually skip the atom splitting and likely have a more efficient power plant.
    At which point the urine is no longer useful.
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    That is s totally awesome
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  7. pseudosun

    pseudosun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,740

    well, i guess the roadways would see less urine from my pee cup.
  8. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,089

    I'm waiting on an engine that will run on doggie poo. Now THAT will be the winner!!
  9. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    Maybe in my 'Golden Years' I can hire myself out as a Urine Producer and get paid for drinking beer and providing 1 liter/6 hrs for an endless supply of electricity...
    I bet I can do 1/3 of a Liter every 20 minutes,,, no problem... :)
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    That's brilliant!!! Now if you could just fill it off the tires some how, or better yet a poop vac, lol.

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