Technology that converts urine into electricity was introduced in Nairobi, Kenya, a month ago, after its successful trial in a boarding school, in Kisoro, Uganda.
The project was introduced to the school a year ago. Ieropoulos’ team installed toilets which are lit with the use of power supplied by urine. Microbial fuel cells (MFC) were installed in a separate room and the human urine feeds the cells in order to generate power.
The Pee Power® MFC technology and field trials are being developed through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded Urine-tricity project, undertaken by the Bristol BioEnergy Centre (BBiC) at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, based at UWE Bristol.
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