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South Korean Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power And Digital Currency by INCREDIBLE007(m): 8:32am On Jul 09, 2021
https://m.jpost.com/omg/south-korean-toilet-turns-excrement-into-power-and-digital-currency-673339


Using the toilet grants the user a currency
invented by the engineer. The currency can
then be used on campus in various shops and
cafeterias
Using a toilet can pay for your coffee or buy
you bananas at a university in South Korea,
where human waste is being used to help
power a building.
Cho Jae-weon, an urban and environmental
engineering professor at the Ulsan National
Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST),
has designed an eco-friendly toilet connected
to a laboratory that uses excrement to produce
biogas and manure.
The BeeVi toilet - a portmanteau of the words
bee and vision - uses a vacuum pump to send
feces into an underground tank, reducing
water use. There, microorganisms break down
the waste to methane, which becomes a
source of energy for the building, powering a
gas stove, hot-water boiler and solid oxide fuel
cell.
"If we think out of the box, feces has precious
value to make energy and manure. I have put
this value into ecological circulation," Cho
said.
An average person defecates about 500g a
day, which can be converted to 50 liters of
methane gas, the environmental engineer said.
This gas can generate 0.5kWh of electricity or
be used to drive a car for about 1.2km (0.75
miles).
Cho has devised a virtual currency called
Ggool, which means honey in Korean. Each
person using the eco-friendly toilet earns 10
Ggool a day.
Students can use the currency to buy goods
on campus, from freshly brewed coffee to
instant cup noodles, fruits and books. The
students can pick up the products they want at
a shop and scan a QR code to pay with Ggool.
"I had only ever thought that feces are dirty,
but now it is a treasure of great value to me,"
postgraduate student Heo Hui-jin said at the
Ggool market. "I even talk about feces during
mealtimes to think about buying any book I
want."

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Re: South Korean Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power And Digital Currency by lilvicky68(m): 8:35am On Jul 09, 2021
Wow.. and my shit just dey waste for here..
Re: South Korean Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power And Digital Currency by INCREDIBLE007(m): 8:37am On Jul 09, 2021
lilvicky68:
Wow.. and my shit just dey waste for here..

E shock me too o
Re: South Korean Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power And Digital Currency by INCREDIBLE007(m): 8:56am On Jul 09, 2021
cheesy

if this technology reach Nigeria

oboy

many people go Become millionaire immediately

na to go chop better junk food wey go make person purge

go dey shit am and get paid



mods abeg this one na front page stuffs o

Mynd44 lalasticlala
Re: South Korean Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power And Digital Currency by illicit(m): 8:59am On Jul 09, 2021
Shit
Re: South Korean Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power And Digital Currency by middlebelter(m): 9:09am On Jul 09, 2021
Why can't we consider granting this Inventor Nigeria Citizenship and appeal to him to come and train some Nigerians?

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Re: South Korean Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power And Digital Currency by MrBONE2(m): 9:18pm On Jul 09, 2021
lilvicky68:
Wow.. and my shit just dey waste for here..
grin
Re: South Korean Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power And Digital Currency by lilvicky68(m): 9:40pm On Jul 09, 2021
middlebelter:
Why can't we consider granting this Inventor Nigeria Citizenship and appeal to him to come and train some Nigerians?
Given him Nigerian citizenship is like taking him back to nursery2..
Re: South Korean Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power And Digital Currency by middlebelter(m): 11:19am On Jul 10, 2021
lilvicky68:

Given him Nigerian citizenship is like taking him back to nursery2..


You are not a nice person and you know ? Haba!
Re: South Korean Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power And Digital Currency by Flanghim: 6:06pm On Jul 11, 2021
It's a novel idea, but this seems a little too much enthusiasm for me:

"I had only ever thought that feces are dirty,
but now it is a treasure of great value to me,"
postgraduate student Heo Hui-jin said at the
Ggool market. "I even talk about feces during
mealtimes to think about buying any book I
want."
Re: South Korean Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power And Digital Currency by RexTramadol1: 7:24pm On Jul 25, 2021
Shit n win promo

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