The 'ECO-Urinal' Generates Electricity Using Your Urine

By: Alexander Lam - Published: Aug 7, 2013 • References: liteonaward & yankodesign
The 'ECO-Urinal' works to generate electricity with the help of your urine. Using the urea found in pee, the urinals can collect energy. The stored electricity can then be used to light washrooms, power sensors or even supply energy to the power grid. As a result, the energy expended when urinating can be recycled and used as a clean power source.

Energy is generated by using urine to create an electric current in fuel cells. Oxygen and water can be used to absorb electrons and create hydroxide ions. Since urea releases electrons when it comes in contact with hydroxide ions, the urinals are able to generate electricity.

Designers Liu Yi, Yue-Bo Shen and Fang-Tian Ying from Zhejiang University in China designed the concept urinal for the 2013 Lite-On Awards. Stats for Power-Producing Urinals Trending: Older & Average
Research: 7,843 clicks in 145 w
Interest: 1.1 minutes
Concept: Eco Urinal
Related: 85 examples / 65 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55
Comparison Set: 31 similar articles, including: hybrid urinal designs, pee-powered party campaigns, and dual-usage outhouses.