This looks kind of like an April fools joke.
Things like this are why it is so hard to sell "green" projects such as biomass power plants.
Hmm, I forsee just some of the following as issues with this:
1) Privacy as mentioned above 2) Stench throughout the area, especially as it becomes more and more saturated. 3) As it becomes more and more saturated, it will likely leak through and create a pool of urine around it. 4) As more people continue to use it, or if it is raining, there will be giant mud pits of water/urine which means people will be tracking that all over the place for days to come. 5) While it could possibly produce some decent fertilizer after 6-12+ months, the grass and such beneath it has been compressed and without any sunlight for that length of time and as such now is a big dead spot.
Todd Dunning
They got a $220 million loan from the EPA for this.
Biodegradable urinals could be made with stiff hemp composite sheets and left in place. In prudish America, a curtain would have to be placed around the bale.
Why do you need the funnel to urinate on it? It seems like only a small portion near the funnel would get urine and nobody would want to touch the funnel to move it. Why not just have people urinate on the top of it?
I also agree that most the urine would just filter down through to the ground and it's probably only slightly better than just having people just pee on the ground in a taped off area.
Facebook User
Americans would be more than prudish, they would be very afraid.
Public urination is a serious criminal offense that would place you a registry as a sexual offender (child molester) and ruin your life forever.
Bruce Miller
Excellent! Very un-American dream too! radical! Problem: only serves half the population! I call discrimination! Even squatter's rights! Most events should fill a few bales, move them to appropriate locations, and after the proper fermentation times, prove to be excellent fertilizer. Solids can be collected and anaerobically digested with other manures for methane gas (in appropriate apparatus) and a Top Soil building fertilizer too! Methane – almost propane, can be safely stored in the same tanks too. And: no loans from China to pay for imported Foreign oil to make fertilizers that kill the top soil.
Some instant fencing and tarps would take care of the privacy, but storing the urine in a tank for later use would make more sense.
Michael Mantion
Sorry but why don't you just piss on the top of the bale. I mean either stand on a stool or just aim high..