Posted on Sunday, 13 November, 2011 | 19 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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Experiments involving the generation of electricity from urine have initially proven successful.
While there's still a long way to go before the technique could produce a useful amount of power, scientists are optimistic that it is possible to do so and that Microbial Fuel Cells may play a significant role in the future. "Urine is chemically rich in substances favourable to the MFCs," said Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos.
"Research into producing electricity from urine has been carried out by scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol."