Wee-charge your mobile phone

What would you do if your mobile phone ran out of battery, you had no charger and all you needed to do was send a message to a friend? Well, UK scientists have developed a way of charging mobile phones using the “ultimate waste product”, i.e. human urine. Researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), […]

US “breakthrough” in producing energy from wastewater

US researchers claim they have made a “breakthrough” in generating electricity directly from wastewater. Engineers at Oregon State University (OSU) have developed a new technology that significantly improves the use of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) to produce energy. They claim it could allow wastewater treatment facilities to produce 10 to 100 times more electricity per […]