Pee-Powered Fuel Cells Could Keep Cell-Phones Charged

British researchers hoping to harness human waste

Apparently, we humans are filled with renewable energy. Scientists at University of Bath in England have found a way to use urine to power fuel cells. In fact, they’ve developed a low-cost, pee-powered fuel cell capable of running electronic devices – including cell-phones. The lead researcher says the ability to harness the power of human waste could revolutionize electricity generation. Jon Chouler said he’s particularly excited about the cell’s potential in poor and developing countries. “To have created technology that can potentially transform the lives of poor people who don’t have access to, or cannot afford electricity, is an exciting prospect,” Chouler said. “I hope this will enable those in need to enjoy a better quality of life as a result of our research.”