The next time you pick beer to drink and it tastes “like piss,” it may just be that, it really piss.Thanks to scientists at a Belgian university, there’s now a machine that can turn urine into beer.
“But think of ALL these diseases everywhere; is this scientific discovery, a welcome development”
I am worried!
The machine actually turns the urine into two things: drinkable water and fertilizer. It uses solar energy to heat the urine, which then passes through a membrane separating the water from all the other nutrients found in urine.
The potential for such a machine is vast: Researcher Sebastiaan Derese said that it could do anything from bringing drinkable water to rural areas of the world that don’t have clean water to saving money by being installed in airports. Or, as we noted, yes, it could be used to brew beer.
The Belgian researchers have been working on this machine for two and a half years, testing it at a music festival in Ghent. They ended up with 1,000 liters of water, thanks to the attendees. In order to fulfill the circle of life, the water will be turned into beer — the form that it probably began as.