It lights up our days, supports all life on Earth, drives the Earth’s climate and weather and is predominately responsible for he class of resources collectively known as renewable energy. Speaking of renewable energy, is solar energy the only one? Of course no, there are many things around us that we can get electricity. Examples of that are the plants, tides, waves, wind and also manure. What?! Manure?! But how? Well, it’s simple. Cow dung, cow pats, or cow pies, whatever it is called, has served Indian villages for a long time, in terms of its usefulness.
It is used as a fertilizer, as a fuel, for maintaining mud floors, as mosquito repellent, and as an antiseptic. Batteries powered by nothing more Han cow dung might sound like the dream of a delirious CEO-warrior, but fuel cells that harness bacteria to produce energy are being developed to make this dream become a reality. Biological batteries use bacteria to convert chemical energy into electrical energy. Known as microbial fuel cells, the bacteria feed on cellulose and release hydrogen that is oxidized within the fuel cell, creating electricity. The only byproduct is water. Using cow dung as a power source is not a new idea.
For one, it’s plentiful and for millennia it has been dried and used as a fuel to burn. More gently methane has been captured to power lighting and machinery, although this process requires expensive equipment. INTRODUCTION Energy plays a crucial role in diverse processes and activities that take place in the society. Energy is a complex process as it is possible to convert it into different forms, transport it, store it in some forms and use it in various end use modes in numerous places. Most of the energy sources are substitutable to each other due to the fact that some form of energy can be converted to other form.
When it comes on finding cleaner greener sources of electrical rower, we’re going to start thinking out of the things that can reduce carbon emissions and increase efficiency. Coal, solar, wind and water movements may be the most common sources that can power up your home, but this time, you can now add cow dung to the list as well. Think we’re kidding? No. Cow Dung, also known as cow pats, cow pies or cow manure, is the waste product of bovine animal species. This thing is said to be another renewable energy source because it produces the greenhouse gas methane through their belches, farts and poops that can turn into electricity.