Fuel cell tops up phone batteries with power from urine

07/17/2013 | ABC (Australia)

A fuel cell using bacteria to break down urine can generate enough electricity to power a mobile phone, according to this article. The device developed by researchers from the University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the U.K. is currently the size of a car battery, but the aim is to miniaturize it for easy carrying. "The beauty of this fuel source is that we are not relying on the erratic nature of the wind or the Sun; we are actually reusing waste to create energy," said engineer Ioannis Ieropoulos.

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