Australia boasts of an urine powered restaurantMarch 16th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Melbourne, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A restaurant in Australia uses the pee of customers to generate energy for the facility’s use. The owners’ eco-consciousness moved them to use 100 recyclable materials to build the restaurant.
The facility was designed by Dutch designer Joost Bakker. Giving details about the development of the facility, Bakker said that, “Urine is incredible for nitrogen, it’s so valuable - you only need the urine of 25 people to provide fertilizer for a hectare of crop. I have designed the restaurant in reverse. I’ve started at the end; assessing the waste production, and worked back from there. My dream has always been to build a restaurant that creates no waste and now I think I have achieved it!”
Smart Planet reports that the facility uses by-products of agriculture to insulate the building. The energy of the building is generated from recycled materials and has so far been adequate for the needs of the facility.
The company is opened to business and they will undoubtedly urge customers to pee a lot to ensure that the facility gets enough to generate the required energy.
Environmentalists and green campaigners encourage the use of recyclable materials to help save the planet. Green house gases, which are often by-products of non-renewable energy sources, have been blamed for the bad state that the planet currently finds itself.
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