The “Pee-Power” project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Fund and were developed at UWE in Bristol. After trials at Glastonbury festival the next step is to collaborate with Oxfam and install the toilets in refugee camps.
The toilets use Microbial Fuel Cells in which the bacteria metabolise the urine and release protons and electrons, not only creating electricity but also sanitising the waste.
The toilets generate enough electricity to light up the cubicles, important in refugee camps where women and children are vulnerable attacks and abuse.
For more detailed info on the MFCs check HERE.