Have you ever heard of NEWater that originated in the city state of Singapore? It is actually reclaimed water which has been processed so that one is able to drink what was once unpalatable. Well, human waste is not called that for no particular reason at all. Waste is still waste, but here we are with what could very well be a forward looking innovation. Researchers from the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol are currently looking for folks who want to fund their project, which is a cellphone that is powered by urine.
Dr. Ioannis Ieropoulos at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, who happens to be one of the scientists on the team, specializes in using microbial fuel cells (MFCs) that are capable of producing electricity from urine, now how about that? Ieropoulos shared, “Using the ultimate waste product as a source of power to produce electricity is about as eco as it gets.” Hmmm, it does seem as though our pee is going to be a whole lot more useful than one would have imagined, no? By the way, this is not the first pee-powered idea that we have come across.