South Korean Students Poop To Earn Cryptocurrency and Power Building

An Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology professor designed the innovative eco-friendly toilet.

Tech
4,297 Hypes 1 Comments

At South Korea‘s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, students can now defecate to earn cryptocurrency and help power a building.

UNIST urban and environmental engineering professor Cho Jae-weon designed an eco-friendly toilet that harnesses human feces to produce biogas and manure. Dubbed the BeeVi Toilet (a portmanteau of the words bee and vision), the innovative toilet utilizes a vacuum pump rather than water and is connected to an underground tank where microorganisms break down waste.

The microorganisms create methane that can be used as a sustainable source of energy in a variety of ways. An average person defecates 500g a day which roughly converts into 50 liters of methane gas or 0.5kWh of electricity which is enough to drive a car 1.2km (0.75 miles).

“If we think out of the box, feces has precious value to make energy and manure. I have put this value into ecological circulation,” said Cho Jae-weon.

Additionally, students that use the BeeVi Toilet can early 10 Ggool (honey in Korean) a day, a cryptocurrency dispensed by the eco-friendly toilet that can be used on campus to purchase products.

In case you missed it, watch an entire truck of fireworks explode prematurely.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

South Korean Instant Noodle Exports Reached Record High in 2020 Due To COVID-19
Food & Beverage 

South Korean Instant Noodle Exports Reached Record High in 2020 Due To COVID-19

Also thanks to “‘Parasite’ Jjapaguri/Ram-don.”

Scientists Have Now Created Spinach That Can Send Emails to Warn Us About Climate Change
Tech

Scientists Have Now Created Spinach That Can Send Emails to Warn Us About Climate Change

A technology known as “plant nanobionics.”

China, South Korea and Japan Reopen Museums After Coronavirus Lockout
Art

China, South Korea and Japan Reopen Museums After Coronavirus Lockout

While increasing health and safety precautions for visitors.


How the Power of Sports Is Driving adidas and Parley to End Plastic Waste
Fashion 

How the Power of Sports Is Driving adidas and Parley to End Plastic Waste

During Super Bowl week in Miami, adidas unveiled a sustainable football field, and new education program with the University of Miami.

Nigeria Becomes First African Basketball Team To Beat U.S. Men's National Team
Sports

Nigeria Becomes First African Basketball Team To Beat U.S. Men's National Team

The historic upset saw Nigeria defeat a stacked all-NBA roster in an Olympic exhibition match.

Scarlett Johansson Confirms She Has "No Plans to Return" as Black Widow
Entertainment

Scarlett Johansson Confirms She Has "No Plans to Return" as Black Widow

Explaining that she feels “really satisfied” with her final Marvel film.

CLOT Teases Another Nike Air Max 1 "K.O.D." Colorway
Footwear

CLOT Teases Another Nike Air Max 1 "K.O.D." Colorway

Centered around gray mesh and panels of bright pink-red.

Travis Scott Launches "Cactus Farms" Cannabis Line
Music

Travis Scott Launches "Cactus Farms" Cannabis Line

La Flame’s official entry into the cannabis space.

Novak Djokovic Wins Wimbledon for a Record-Tying 20th Grand Slam Title
Sports

Novak Djokovic Wins Wimbledon for a Record-Tying 20th Grand Slam Title

Tying the record shared by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.


Dua Lipa Sued After Posting Paparazzi Photo of Herself on Instagram
Music

Dua Lipa Sued After Posting Paparazzi Photo of Herself on Instagram

The photo in question was taken in February 2019 at an airport.

Virgin Galactic Is Offering Up Two Free Seats on an Upcoming Spaceflight
Tech

Virgin Galactic Is Offering Up Two Free Seats on an Upcoming Spaceflight

The sweepstakes is being offered through fundraising platform Omaze.

Pyer Moss Fall 2021 Couture Collection Is an Ode to Black Excellence
Fashion

Pyer Moss Fall 2021 Couture Collection Is an Ode to Black Excellence

Featuring elaborate looks that honor Black innovation.

Italy Wins Euro 2020, Beating England on Penalties
Sports

Italy Wins Euro 2020, Beating England on Penalties

Italy’s first Euro win since 1968 on penalties.

Virgin Galactic Completes First Fully-Crewed Spaceflight With Richard Branson on Board
Tech 

Virgin Galactic Completes First Fully-Crewed Spaceflight With Richard Branson on Board

“We are at the vanguard of a new space age,” said Branson.


More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.