Do you like beer that tastes like piss? Well urine luck.
A team of scientists (and our new favorite people) at a Belgian university have created a machine that turns urine into drinkable water and fertilizer using solar energy. There original intent was to provide water in countries that don’t have clean water to drink. But then someone totally realized the water could also be used for beer.
Under the slogan #peeforscience, the team recently deployed the machine at a 10-day music and theater festival in central Ghent, recovering 1,000 liters of water from the urine of revelers.
Did they follow people around with buckets or empty out Port-O-Johns? Both thoughts are making me gag.
The aim is to install larger versions of the machine in sports venues or airports but also to take it to a rural community in the developing world where fertilisers and reliable drinking water are short in supply, Derese said.
As was the case with previous projects the research team was engaged in, the water recovered from the city festival will be used to make one of Belgium’s most coveted specialties – beer.
“We call it from sewer to brewer,” Derese said.
Sewer Brewer isn’t the best name for a beer but I bet the label will be bad ass.
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