Pee Powered Energy
Dr Gabriel Luna-Sandoval, from the University of Sonora near the U.S. border, has come up with a novel way to generate clean energy using human urine. Luna-Sandoval has been working on pee-powered energy for about a decade. In 2006, he developed a device to harness the energy of urine and in 2011 started processing a patent for his device, dubbed the Urine Fuel Cell, to produce biogas which can help create electricity or be used as a replacement for natural gas and it is often cited as a clean and carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels. The researcher has been reported as saying that a litre of biogas can be produced from five litres of urine. With the average human producing over a litre of urine a day, Luna-Sandoval believes families can cook dinner and heat water using the power of pee. The product is still in its initial phase but Luna-Sandoval already has big plans for his device, including building a larger model that can help power homes.