A Pack of Urine Powered Batteries Please..

I think the next time you need the toilet you should get some of these unique batteries, your be wasting a good source of free energy.

In 2005, Scientists in Singapore developed a battery powered by urine. The Scientists were able to produce electric power using liquid as a catalyst thanks to a special mixture of magnesium and carbon inside the batteries.

Now, a Japanese company has brought this urine powered battery technology to market with the NoPoPo (Non-Pollution Power) Aqua Batteries. Just use the included plastic pipette to inject urine into the battery chamber. Grossed out by pee? You can also use other types of liquid including beer, apple juice, cola, and saliva and of course urine. When I first heard about the NoPoPo, I thought it might be a joke. Making silly inventions is a popular hobby in Japan called Chingdogu. But the NoPoPo is no joke.

A single urine powered AA battery can power a flashlight for about 20 hours (500 milliamp-hours). Not exactly the most powerful battery on the shelf, but it's a great start for this environmentally friendly energy technology. The NoPoPo aqua powered batteries are currently only available in both AA and AAA sizes, but the company has future plans to produce all common battery sizes.

News source: methodshop.com

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This technology was mentioned on History Channel's Science of Star Wars show a while back. They proposed that it was a possible way that Darth Vader recharged the power source for his life support system.

"Besides the obvious poo-poo jokes"

That was exactly how I read that at first, nopoopoo! Which would be accurate also. No poo poo mentioned in the story.

this is aimed at Shining
they cut off the end of my story, so if you had read that, maybe you wouldnt be saying what you are saying

wsmacsl, calls this technology environmentally friendly.

I would imagine that being environmentally friendly depends on the products of a chemical reaction rather than the reactants, so it does not matter if the reactants are environmentally friendly, as it says nothing about whether or not the products are environmentally friendly and if the products are toxic, then the technology is not environmentally friendly.

A single urine powered AA battery can power a flashlight for about 20 hours (500 milliamp-hours).

I don't know about you but that timescale works fine for me. I'm sure I can squirt out an AA battery amount every 20 hours. Couple that with a LED torch that doesn't need high amperage and I can see all winter in the Arctic...

and do you recharge them by adding more pee, or do you have to buy new batteries...? if you have to buy new batteries, is it really any more environmentally friendly?

The liquid (whichever you choose) actually re-charges the battery so you don't have to buy new ones.

Ok, who can think up the most novel use for a p*ss-powered battery? Lighting systems for blokes urinals is just too obvious

Now, a Japanese company has brought this urine powered battery technology to market with the NoPoPo

It was named that, just to clarify its for peepee not popo