Public Urinal Generates Electricity from Urine

THE COMETH OF PEE POWER IS UPON US Pee can be transformed into electricity with the help of bacterial metabolism, thanks to a device created by researchers at the University of the West of England, where Spanish researchers are working. A test cubicle was installed at Glastonbury festival, but the final aim is to improve […]

3D-Printed Heart Uses Urine to Power Robot

In the buzzword story of the year, researchers at the University of the West of England created a 3D-printed robot heart that runs on urine. That’s right, a printed organ that pumps pee through a robot. Though the research is still in the early stages, the switch to urine means a lessened likelihood of clogged […]

Pee-Powered Batteries to Bring Cheap Energy to Developing Countries

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a miniature microbial fuel cell (MFC) that uses urine to generate electricity, making it a cheap, renewable, and carbon-neutral energy source—something that would be of particular benefit to areas of the world where energy is scarce or inaccessible. That’s right, folks. A pee pee-powered battery. “In the […]