Researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have developed a new microbial fuel cell that harnesses the power of human pee to power mobile devices. The fuel cells contain bacteria that converts urine’s magical chemicals that bacteria can turn into electrons that then turn into tweets.
I think we can all agree with Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos when he said, “No one has harnessed power from urine to do this so it’s an exciting discovery. The beauty of this fuel source is that we are not relying on the erratic nature of the wind or the sun; we are actually reusing waste to create energy. One product that we can be sure of an unending supply is our own urine.” Each charge can only power a short phone call, but eventually I’d expect this amazing technology to be scaled up and installed in every bathroom. Pee power!