- A Korean man has taken the internet by storm after inventing a toilet that turns poop into energy
- The energy generated can power a full building, and people, especially students, are now paid to use the toilet in a digital currency called Ggool
- Although the project has hit some challenges, with government removing its funding Cho Jae-weon is proud of the project
Cho Jae-weon a South Korean professor, is facing serious challenges with his government-backed project BeeVi toilet, which turns human waste into electricity, heat, and digital currency.
Users of the toilet, especially students, are rewarded with a digital currency called Ggool which they can transact with.
According to Reuters, the project was revealed in July 2021 to the amusement of the crypto community and the wider public alike.
The South Korean government has decided to stop funding the project, leaving professor Cho worried about the sustainability of the projects and his plans to make more.
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Benefits of the toilet
In an interview with Cointelegraph, Cho, believes the project should be seen as a success despite the Japanese government's decision.
"Both his toilet and FSM system could've been a spark for significant positive change in society if given a chance.
"Metropolitan cities could benefit from the technology by utilizing the waste to produce something useful rather than just clearing the pipes of a centralized water system or being released into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas."
Cho also revealed that his technology and the methane it produces can be burned for heat or used for cooking gas.
"All this can be possible with institutional support as hefty infrastructure investment."
Nigerian student builds power bank for laptops, emergency wall lamp and power station
Nigerian students are becoming more innovative and tech-savvy. This publication has earlier reported how another Nigerian student successfully constructed a power bank for laptops, emergency wall lamps, and a power station at the same Federal University of Technology, Akure.
The innovative student was identified as Ade Iyanu and is of the Department of Electrical Electronics Engineering, FUTA.
One of his innovations was a laptop power bank that could power a laptop from 0-100% twice.