Urine generates a wee bit of power in Uganda

  A field trial to test Pee Power in a remote location in Uganda has successfully been completed. The technology generates electricity using urine as a fuel, among other types of wastewater. A research team from Bristol BioEnergy Centre (BBiC) – part of Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) at the University of the West of England […]

From the sewer to the brewer: urine beer

Scientists have created a solar powered machine that could be used to convert urine into beer. Researchers at the University of Ghent in Belgium invented the green device that boils and separates pee into two parts: drinkable water and fertiliser. After it’s collected, a solar-powered boiler evaporates the water part through a membrane, separating it […]

New urinals can generate a wee bit of electricity

New urinals can power their own lighting by transforming urine into electricity. Researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE) have created the device to improve sanitation facilities in areas where there is limited electricity generation. The technology is based on microbial fuel cells, which decompose the urine, generating enough energy to power […]

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), […]