A University of the West of England project that generates electricity from urine has been installed at Glastonbury Festival.
The ‘Pee Power ‘project, featuring the Dunster House Emergency Pissoire Superstructure, has been set up at the festival to highlight its application in urban or rural locations that do not have easy access to electricity and adequate sanitation, such as refugee camps.
Professor Ioannis Ieropoulos, Director of the Bristol Bio-Energy Centre, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, at UWE Bristol said: “The festival presents us with the opportunity to trial the technology, along the lines of its robustness and cleaning capability, in terms of the sheer numbers of people and therefore the amount of urine.
“Our ethos of reusing free resources – in this case urine, generating energy for free and also cleaning the urine so that it is suitable for agricultural use resonates with the Glastonbury Festival organisers who have made us feel very welcome.”
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