This statement doesn't come from the adepts of a peculiar sect, is represents the actual findings of a team of experts from the University of the West of England, Bristol, which reached the conclusion that urine might become a key ingredient in developing microbial fuel cells.
Most likely based upon the theory that we have to reuse single every drop to overcome the limits of our natural resources, Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos and his colleagues say that urine is “rich in chemicals” and can be used in the cathode half of a fuel cell, while getting in contact with the bacteria in the anode.
The team has great expectations and hopes to implement this innovative system on a large scale, offering green pee-power to thousands of households and facilities all across the UK.
It seems that after their first trials, scientists are now able to state that urine-based fuel cells represent a cost-effective alternative. Plus, they would also provide a safer way of dealing with the daily 38 billion litres
of urine coming from animals raised in local farms, which otherwise risk to pollute the environment.
This measure, once implemented would take a lot of pressure out of the wastewater companies' shoulders, which invest a lot of money and energy to clean up our mess.
The announcement of this breakthrough made a lot of people and companies excited, while drawing innovative and yet peculiar plans for the near future.
For example, the initiator of the Glastonbury festival Michael Eavis
takes into consideration the possibility of using their participants' nature call to power up the entire event.
Despite the fact that this intriguing technology has never actually proved its efficiency while dealing with the actual needs of UK's individuals, the entire project might just turn out to be a major eco-hit, in terms of energy.
Therefore folks, let's pee in a jar to keep the part going.