Gallery: Lab Developing Pee-Powered Robots, Energy Producing Bathrooms


We’ve heard a lot about poo-power here at Inhabitat, and we’re all about it as a totally renewable source of energy. That’s why we were stoked to learn about the Bristol Robotics Lab’s (BRL) current research into using urine for energy. They’re looking into Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) – bio-electrochemical systems that create energy through breaking down bacteria – and believe they are on the path to creating urine powered robots that run on MFCs as well as urinals that have the potential to create energy.

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  1. Shafiqul Alam July 27, 2011 at 2:40 am


    I am very much interested to know ,know how about pee power and it’s development.

    Please keep on your share,

    Shafiqul Alam

  2. parag123 September 14, 2010 at 7:48 am

    The science behind utilizing urine is to do with chemically binding hydrogen to other elements, such as water, to make it easier and safer to store and transport.

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