|archmage||Date: Sunday, 13-November-2011, 10:27 PM | Message # 1|
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|Research into producing electricity from urine has been carried out by scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. |
It is claimed the publication of a research paper into the viability of urine as a fuel for Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) is a world first.
They say tests have produced small amounts of energy, but more research could produce "useful" levels of power.
Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos said he was "excited by the potential of the work".
MFCs contain the same kind of bacteria that is found in soil, the human gut or waste water from sewers.
Full article/source - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-15636544