SOUTH KOREAN TOILET Turns POOP into a Digital Currency

SOUTH KOREAN TOILET Turns POOP into a Digital Currency

SOUTH KOREAN TOILET Turns POOP into a Digital Currency
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A university professor in South Korea designed an environment-friendly toilet into a digital currency.

Professors at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology design a toilet that converts methane from a person’s poop into an energy source.

Further, the university rewards students who use the toilet with 10 units of the digital currency called Ggool. It serves as digital money at a market on campus to buy items such as bananas, stationery, and even instant cup noodles.

They named the toilet as “BeeVi” in short of “Toilet, like a Bee with a Vision.”

Meanwhile, experts in the university use a vacuum and a small amount of water to send the poop from the toilet into an underground talk and bioreactor. This method becomes a super water-saving vacuum toilet.

The methane from feces which later on becomes a power source for the appliances in the building. This includes a gas stove, a hot-water boiler, and a fuel cell that produces electricity.

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Cho Jae-weon, an urban and environmental engineering professor in the university, told Reuters that a person’s poop for a day can power a car for three-quarters of a mile.

SOUTH KOREAN TOILET Turns POOP into a Digital Currency
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“If we think out of the box, feces has precious value to make energy and manure,” Mr. Cho, one of the toilet’s designers said.