Waste Made Useful by Microbial Fuel Cells for Energy Generation

Lead Research Organisation: University of the West of England
Department Name: Faculty of Environment and Technology

Abstract

The world is facing some of the greatest challenges in terms of environmental welfare and energy supply. The latest EU directives on energy appliances dictate lower power consumption even on standby operation. At the forefront of publicity, Hollywood is driving towards greener movie productions. The Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) has failed to commit the largest fossil fuel consumer nations in limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Despite this there is still increased enthusiasm towards renewable energy production. This is clearly because fossil fuel combustion is costly and cutting back on carbon emissions is even more expensive; renewables on the other hand are freely available. A sustainable energy portfolio should include a range of carbon-neutral and renewable energy technologies. Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) represent vitally developing technology for sustainable energy production and waste treatment. They convert chemical energy of feedstock into electricity by using micro-organisms, which act as biocatalysts. MFCs are still in their early stages of development but with great potential to bring about innovation and become true alternatives to fossil fuel energy generation. The applicant has already demonstrated world first results (EcoBots and small scale-multi unit efficiency improvements) in this multi-disciplinary technological area, demonstrating that he is leading the way globally both in research and application of MFCs. Interest from the scientific and industrial communities is rapidly increasing, leading to collaborations with wastewater treatment industry and robotics. Investment both in this pioneering applicant and this burgeoning area is ripe. MFCs offer advantages such as simultaneous waste clean-up and electricity production; this Fellowship therefore directly addresses national and international priorities. Current research in the field is showing that individual units are thermodynamically limited, producing relatively low energy output levels, emphasising the need for scale-up. The applicant was the first to demonstrate (see attached Publications list Nos. 2, 5, 13) that more efficient energy harvesting takes place in small-scale MFC units and thus there is a natural drive for miniaturisation and multiple-unit stack development. More importantly, it is becoming apparent amongst the international MFC community that one of the technology's bottlenecks is the cathodic half-cell, which can be significantly improved using micro-algae. In the field of sustainable energy production , this proposal will integrate three major areas: (i) Multi-MFC unit stack; (ii) Self-sustainable cathodes; (iii) Waste clean-up.This Fellowship will both consolidate research findings and break into new areas, enabling cross-fertilisation of research results and thereby achieving developments faster than consecutive research projects would allow. It will develop the career of the applicant as a world leading researcher and budding academic, as well as developing the research skills of the research team he will build around him. This is built on the solid foundation of research to date. The Fellow will continue to collaborate with his mentors, ensuring his personal career development plan can be realised, maximising his potential as a research leader.The long term Vision of this Fellowship is twofold; 1) to develop MFCs into a mature sustainable energy technology with a direct application in everyday life that could change the way people think about energy and human waste; 2) to develop a team of researchers skilled in multi-disciplinary approaches led by the applicant who is already at the forefront of this research area globally.

Planned Impact

In order to ensure future impact of this work on beneficiaries the following mechanisms are in place: (i) the work will be carried out in close collaboration with Wessex Water an important private sector company with global reach, as part of the YTL Group of Companies; (ii) UWE is highly active in bridging the gap between academia and private sector by encouraging joint knowledge transfer projects and networking events. During the course of the project it is expected that further interactions with the private sector will be sought (e.g. water utility companies, sensor companies, producers of scientific devices, bathroom suites manufacturers etc.) and new technical developments will be pursued (with undergraduate project students, with additional future PhD projects, via collaboration, etc.); (iii) there is a strong training component and skills training to the PGRs in public engagement and media management (by UWE's Science Communication Unit seminars and training events) will be provided. PhD students will benefit from interaction with existing BRL members, members of UWE's Microbiology Research Lab as well as academics and researchers from the University of Bristol as a result of the BRL partnership. The existing collaboration between BRL and the Chemistry Department at the University of Bath will also be seen as a potential route for further exploitation/collaboration. The main developments of hypotheses in the proposed research would be of interest to various commercial enterprises, which may include industrial partners for mass producing small fuel cells in modular arrays for water treatment and/or energy production from organic substrates. Where discovery can be translated into new systems, BRL-UWE will exploit the opportunity via the Research Business and Innovation (RBI) Department, which will provide a platform for further dissemination of key results into the general public and reaching further potential beneficiaries in the private sector without additional costs to the project. UWE also has a press and marketing office for releasing and bringing to wider attention of key results and important publications. Potential beneficiaries (mainly industry, governmental research organisations) will be made aware in in-house meetings, seminars, and workshops. Further networks such as the Home Office, Carbon trust, GWR (Great Western Research), and (Supergen V) will provide highly effective routes of dissemination (e.g. via oral presentation at meetings) into a wider range of organisations. More importantly, a dedicated website will be established with updates on progress and with information about the project and its' background. This website will attract wider attention and it will be used to announce seminars and to disseminate results of high value to potential beneficiaries. The applicant as part of the existing BRL-UWE team has considerable experience with dissemination through the media (TV, press, radio and web-based articles; see Publications List). In addition, demonstration related material will be disseminated through the BRL YouTube account, in order to assist with maximising publicity and raising public awareness. This project is expected to achieve a high media profile. The cost of maintaining both live content web-sites has been included in the budget (see also Justification for Resources). In collaboration with the Science Communication Unit at UWE, with which the applicant has collaborated on EPSRC's Stage Award Walking with Robots , several demonstrations will be set-up in order to raise and maximise public awareness about the environmental benefits arising from renewable energy and demonstrating the concept of 'waste made useful' (see separate C-DIP). Exploitation will be in the first instance non-commercial through the open literature, in particular through publication in high impact journals.

Publications

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Ieropoulos I (2010) MFCs and Algae

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Ieropoulos I (2012) Urine utilisation by microbial fuel cells; energy fuel for the future. in Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP

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Ieropoulos I (2010) Improved energy output levels from small-scale Microbial Fuel Cells. in Bioelectrochemistry (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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Ieropoulos I (2013) Energy production and sanitation improvement using microbial fuel cells in Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development

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Ieropoulos I (2013) Miniature microbial fuel cells and stacks for urine utilisation in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

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Ieropoulos I (2013) Urine-Waste or Resource? The Economic and Social Aspects in Reviews in Advanced Sciences and Engineering

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Ieropoulos I (2013) Effects of sulphate addition and sulphide inhibition on microbial fuel cells. in Enzyme and microbial technology

 
Title MFC artistic display at Whitechapel Gallery as part of the "Is this Tomorrow?" exhibition 
Description A fog-screen displays images of life coming to an end, and further life generated from this very same process. MFCs are part of the exhibit next to the fog-screen demonstrating 'live bricks' i.e. MFCs made out of brick material inoculated with bacteria, to show the living concept of the message conveyed by the fog screen and also inspire discussion about households of the future. The MFC output can be used to power e-ink displays 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Reviews have been written about the whole exhibition and two media in particular picked up on the MFCs specifically (Dezeen is one of these) 
URL https://www.whitechapelgallery.org/about/press/2019-programme/
 
Description 1. Urine has been proven to be an excellent fuel for direct electricity generation, which is the key finding currently being exploited for commercialisation.

2. Stacks of small of MFCs have been employed to power a number of practical applications, such as wristwatches, clocks, LEDs, micro-controllers, pumps, robots, motors. The technology is now at a stage of powering lights with external conditions (outdoor wider radius) capability.

3. The use of ceramics as both the ion exchange membrane and chassis for MFCs has revealed the capability of synthesising a liquid (called catholyte) which has got potent disinfectant properties, and is considered as a valuable output for remote sanitation-poor environments.

4. The cascade configuration of MFCs has demonstrated the killing of pathogenic microorganisms, which would be alien to the constituent electroactive biofilm responsible for electricity generation.

5. The production of catholyte, as an active filtrate through the ceramic membrane during the electricity generation process, has already been demonstrated as an potent disinfectant and efficacious bactericidal agent, with bacterial viable counts. This is being pursued further through new grants.

6. Electrode doping with activated carbon or graphene, for both the anode and cathode, is proving to be an excellent way of improving energy density and we now have individual small scale (3.6mL total volume) MFCs running actuators directly.
Exploitation Route Direct implementation in wastewater treatment plants

Direct implementation in toilets

Direct implementation in developing countries

Sanitation improvements

Electricity generation in remote areas

Renewable power unit for standalone electronic devices A UK patent has been filed

A business plan is being finalised
Sectors Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

URL http://www.brl.ac.uk/be
 
Description The scientific findings from this research have been implemented in practical applications, not just for proof-of-concept purposes, but also for bringing the microbial fuel cell technology closer to market and the society (Pee Power urinals). The work from this Career Acceleration Fellowship has been the main reason for the further funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and also for the acceleration of the career. Since the last submission, the registered trademark Pee Power(R) system has come out of the laboratory, installed in environments where there is no electricity or sanitation infrastructure (the first example is Seseme Girls' Boarding School in Kisoro, Uganda) and through interaction with the users and stakeholders, social acceptability data have been generated that allow us for the *first time* to capture *real impact*. Having light at night, powered by human waste, in an environment where crime and animal predator attack have been commonplace in the past now provides a kind of safety net that puts off criminal behaviour against vulnerable individuals and improves the latter's quality of life. We are now very close to the commercialisation of our technology and are in the middle of discussions with the Gates Foundation about how this can be materialised with the best conditions for the new company to start.
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description ALICE grant no. 851246
Amount € 100,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 851246 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 05/2019 
End 11/2020
 
Description Biofilm evolution in microbial fuel cells fed Yeo Valley wastewater
Amount £47,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Southampton 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 10/2019
 
Description Design Mining: A Microbial Fuel Cell Pilot Study
Amount £298,433 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N005740/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description Efficient Microbial Bio-electrochemical Systems - collab. with Uni. of New Mexico
Amount $100,000 (USD)
Funding ID OPP1139954 
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 12/2015 
End 11/2017
 
Description Evobliss
Amount € 2,555,978 (EUR)
Funding ID 611640 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2014 
End 01/2018
 
Description Leverhulme Trust
Amount £209,558 (GBP)
Funding ID RPG-362 
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2012 
End 01/2015
 
Description Living Architecture (LIAR)
Amount € 897,215 (EUR)
Funding ID FETOPEN-RIA-2015-1 (686585) 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2016 
End 01/2019
 
Description MFC Field Trial - Universal Technology Corporation, USA.
Amount £19,999 (GBP)
Organisation Universal Technology Corporation 
Sector Private
Country Unknown
Start 11/2015 
End 04/2017
 
Description University of the West of England, Launch Space Award
Amount £12,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of the West of England 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 08/2018
 
Description Urinetricity
Amount $100,000 (USD)
Funding ID OPP1044458 
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 05/2012 
End 04/2013
 
Description Urinetricity++
Amount $880,787 (USD)
Funding ID OPP1094890 
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 10/2013 
End 02/2016
 
Description Waste = Resource: Bioelectrochemical filters for clean electricity and resource recovery as fertiliser
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of the West of England 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 10/2019
 
Description Collaboration with BioLoop Ltd for assisting commercialisation of microbial fuel cells 
Organisation BioLoop Ltd
PI Contribution Have helped significantly BioLoop Ltd to produce the successful proposal, whose funding is now being used to develop MFCs for dairy farm wastewater treatmen
Collaborator Contribution BioLoop Ltd have opened the way to fruitful discussions with a large dairy farm (yoghurt producing), who are interested as an end user in testing MFCs for wastewater treatment.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with Dunster House 
Organisation Dunster House Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Bristol BioEnergy Centre's team has designed a urinal structure in conjunction with Dunster House to create the PeePower urinal, in use on campus at the University of the West of England (2015) and at Glastonbury Festival (2015). Our team creates the project of the structure and builds the microbial fuel cell stacks and related electronics and plumbing to include within. It is such a structure that our team is creating (end of 2015) to be sent to an area to be confirmed in either the African or South Asian continents.
Collaborator Contribution Dunster House is a leading UK supplier of wooden garden buildings and offices, including log cabins, garden sheds and climbing frames. D.H. also have experience creating different designs of quickly assemblable wooden toilet structures for use in impoverished or disaster-stricken areas. Dunster Hse build the wooden structures to house the urinal and the microbial fuel cell stacks, to our team's specifications.
Impact The ongoing outcome of this partnership is the construction of different models of the PeePower urinal, which transforms urine into electricity. Disciplines involved: Engineering Bio-chemistry Electro-chemistry Microbiology Materials science Electronics
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with Durban 
Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our team provided two stacks of microbial fuel cells exhibited just before in India at the Reinvent The Toilet Fair (RTTF), sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These are being tested by the UKZN as a source of power derived from fresh urine, stored urine, faeces and different mixtures of these waste products.
Collaborator Contribution Analytical work is being performed with our MFC stacks. Valuable information and knowledge is generated by the continuous operation of our MFC stacks fed under UKZN conditions
Impact Not as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Morgan Advanced Materials 
Organisation Morgan Advanced Materials
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussions around the possibility of Morgan's materials being used in our microbial fuel cell research, which is an area of interest to the company, but not currently being pursued.
Collaborator Contribution Morgan Advanced Materials have shown interest in our ceramic-based microbial fuel cells and have provided samples and expertise, which are proving quite useful. We have now placed an order for a good number of units to be purchased for the purposes of a field trial and if successful, we will be getting more.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with Oxentia for MFC commercialisation 
Organisation Oxentia
PI Contribution Oxentia are the external company separately funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help us with our commercialisation
Collaborator Contribution Oxentia have taken our MFC project and submitted it as a proposal to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has been successfully funded. Oxentia are now our external consultant who are working with us on our IP strategy and on commercializing our MFC technology (either via UWE spin-out or new start-up).
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with Oxfam (2014) 
Organisation Oxfam GB
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Bristol BioEnergy Centre designed and built a stack of microbial fuel cells (MFCs), incorporated into a urinal structure funded by Oxfam. This structure was placed as a field trial in the centre of the campus at the University of the West of England, Bristol and used by the students to demonstrate the possibility of energy harvesting from urine.
Collaborator Contribution Oxfam in conjunction with Dunster House, has built an outside structure containing a urinal which will be connected to our stack of MFCs and is financing the activity with a cash payment of £10k.
Impact n/a yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Oxfam (2016) 
Organisation Oxfam GB
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution building a stack for a field trial in a refugee camp on the African continent (exact location to be confirmed)
Collaborator Contribution Oxfam will find a suitable location, help with logistics; while Dunster House Ltd will build the urinal structure (financed by the Gates Foundation).
Impact The outcome of this collaboration will be a urinal structure, to be tested as a field trial in a refugee camp; country to be confirmed by Oxfam.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Oxford Product Design 
Organisation Oxford Product Design
PI Contribution Have had discussions about how our MFCs could benefit from the design expertise of OPD
Collaborator Contribution OPD will be producing an "alpha" prototype of an improved design of our MFCs, which may become our first pre-commercial product
Impact None yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with RSE, Milan and Nosedo watewater treatment plant in Milan, Italy 
Organisation RSE - Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico, Milan
Country Italy 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) stack has been designed to power a real application - floater-boat device. This is to demonstrate that via MFCs, the electricity harvesting can be performed directly from wastewater in working wastewater treatment plant. It has been assembled and launched in wastewater treatment plant in Nosedo, Milan between 23-27 September.
Collaborator Contribution The wastewater treatment plant provided the arena for research. Prof. Pierangela Cristiani from RSE - Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico, Milan, Italy collaborated on data monitoring (power output) and knowledge exchange.
Impact Not as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with RSE, Milan and Nosedo watewater treatment plant in Milan, Italy 
Organisation Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nosedo
Country Italy 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) stack has been designed to power a real application - floater-boat device. This is to demonstrate that via MFCs, the electricity harvesting can be performed directly from wastewater in working wastewater treatment plant. It has been assembled and launched in wastewater treatment plant in Nosedo, Milan between 23-27 September.
Collaborator Contribution The wastewater treatment plant provided the arena for research. Prof. Pierangela Cristiani from RSE - Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico, Milan, Italy collaborated on data monitoring (power output) and knowledge exchange.
Impact Not as yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Roca, manufacturer of sanitary appliances. 
Organisation Roca
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ROCA have been encouraged by the Gates Foundation to begin a collaboration with us in terms of raw materials and integration of MFCs in their waterless and water-based urinals.
Collaborator Contribution Roca have supplied our team with a number of ceramic samples to test their efficiency in microbial fuel cells, as well as with a ceramic off-the-shelf urinal, which was used for the "Re-Invent the Toilet Fair: India" organised by the Gates Foundation in March 2014, and which took place in New Delhi. We have received approximately 1200 fine fire clay cylinders (FFC) from ROCA of which 640 are in the stack which we hope to send to Udaipur for a field trial.
Impact n/a/ as of yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with University of Cartagena, ES 
Organisation Technical University of Cartagena
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge and personnel exchange - two students from University of Cartagena, ES have visited us to do research supporting their PhD theses.
Collaborator Contribution The two students have made contributions to our research on Microbial Fuel Cells
Impact Ongoing. The two students have made contributions to the Bristol BioEnergy Centre's research into Microbial Fuel Cells.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with University of Duisburg-Essen 
Organisation University Duisburg-Essen
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Bristol BioEnergy Centre has hosted four Water Science Bachelor students from Universität Duisburg-Essen so far, with a fifth currently applying to join us on a temporary basis in 2016.
Collaborator Contribution Exchange of students, knowledge, expertise.
Impact Contributions to the Bachelor's degrees of the students involved.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Collaboration with University of Freiburg 
Organisation Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg
Country Germany 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Knowledge exchange and agreement on joint experimental work, exploiting the expertise of both parties.
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge exchange and agreement on joint experimental work, exploiting the expertise of both parties. The senior colleague from the University of Freiburg will come to the Bristol BioEnergy Centre as part of a sabbatical in the second half of 2015.
Impact Ongoing - not as yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with University of New Mexico 
Organisation University of New Mexico
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Knowledge and material exchange - microbial fuel cells have been sent to the partner for electrode modification and surface functionalisation. Knowledge and data from joint experiments have already contributed to a number of joint scientific publications.
Collaborator Contribution Material transfer - the partner has provided state-of-the-art material (modified electrodes) which have been used in our experiments and have shown significant improvements. These data have resulted in a number of publications, as well as in leveraging further funding from the Electrochemical Society and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as part of the recent Electrochemical Energy Summit (Cancun, October 2014).
Impact Bioresource Technology, Volume 163, July 2014, Pages 54-63 Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Volume 160, Issue 10, pp. H720-H726 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, In press, 31 October 2014
Start Year 2013
 
Description Collaboration with Wessex Water, 
Organisation Wessex Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We use waste water sludge provided by Wessex Water in MFC experiments. A project is planned which will have MFCs installed in Saltford, to evaluate sensing and treatment capability at 4 different stages of the treatment process.
Collaborator Contribution Wessex Water is the regional water and sewage treatment business serving an area of the south west of England. Wessex Water provide their blackwater at their domestic Saltford site.
Impact ongoing successful collaboration
 
Description Collaboration with Whiffaway, manufacturers of waterless urinals 
Organisation Whiffaway
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Whiffaway, a McAlpine subsidiary, have contacted us in order to jointly pursue a commercialisation activity with a focus on urinals as a product incorporating new MFC technology.
Collaborator Contribution Market information, material exchange, contacts and contribution to Innovate-UK proposals. BBiC is to install a 100 module MFC stack at Heathrow Airport fed by a WhiffAway managed waterless urinal. The trial will last for 6 months and will collect data on stack power generation and treatment capability. A public facing display will be powered from the MFC system to show the MFC stack, its operation, power generated and the urine treatment achieved. A PR event will be scheduled once the trial is up and running in 2017. This 10x scale-up trial is also driving design for manufacture and supply chain development to inform the spin-out business plan and financial models.
Impact This activity is ongoing.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with the STeP programme of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Bristol BioEnergy Centre is preparing to launch into the commercialisation phase of the Urinetricity project. The STeP initiative will be instrumental in making this happen.
Collaborator Contribution Sanitation Technology Platform (STeP) is a Gates Foundation initiative being implemented by RTI International. STeP is a process to identify what help and support can be given to a research centre to help take us from a grantee to a fully-fledged entity with commercialisation, prototypes and eventually an own company thereby not needing further support from the Gates Foundation. Only a select few GF grantees were chosen to apply for STeP.
Impact No outcomes yet, this collaboration is beginning at the time of this report (early 2016)
Start Year 2015
 
Description EVOBLISS partners 
Organisation IT University of Copenhagen
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is joint EU research project, which has been awarded as part of the FrameWork Programme 7, and which largely incorporates work from the Career Acceleration Fellowship (EP/I004653/1). To date, we have exchanged material (in addition to knowledge) with KIT and Trento.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner brings their own expertise to the consortium, and the synergy in artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, materials and Microbial Fuel Cells, is utilised for the purpose of understanding microbial development and evolution.
Impact This is still ongoing with the first material deliverables due in February 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description EVOBLISS partners 
Organisation Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is joint EU research project, which has been awarded as part of the FrameWork Programme 7, and which largely incorporates work from the Career Acceleration Fellowship (EP/I004653/1). To date, we have exchanged material (in addition to knowledge) with KIT and Trento.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner brings their own expertise to the consortium, and the synergy in artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, materials and Microbial Fuel Cells, is utilised for the purpose of understanding microbial development and evolution.
Impact This is still ongoing with the first material deliverables due in February 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description EVOBLISS partners 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is joint EU research project, which has been awarded as part of the FrameWork Programme 7, and which largely incorporates work from the Career Acceleration Fellowship (EP/I004653/1). To date, we have exchanged material (in addition to knowledge) with KIT and Trento.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner brings their own expertise to the consortium, and the synergy in artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, materials and Microbial Fuel Cells, is utilised for the purpose of understanding microbial development and evolution.
Impact This is still ongoing with the first material deliverables due in February 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description EVOBLISS partners 
Organisation University of Trento
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is joint EU research project, which has been awarded as part of the FrameWork Programme 7, and which largely incorporates work from the Career Acceleration Fellowship (EP/I004653/1). To date, we have exchanged material (in addition to knowledge) with KIT and Trento.
Collaborator Contribution Each partner brings their own expertise to the consortium, and the synergy in artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, materials and Microbial Fuel Cells, is utilised for the purpose of understanding microbial development and evolution.
Impact This is still ongoing with the first material deliverables due in February 2015.
Start Year 2014
 
Description MFCs in CalTech's Re-invented toilet 
Organisation California Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative work to introduce our Microbial Fuel Cells in CalTech's Re-invented Toilet, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prof. Mike Hoffmann's Team have received funding from the Gates Foundation under the "Re-invent the Toilet" competition to develop a radically different toilet. The collaboration has introduced our MFCs into this re-invented toilet system, and has been running in California since May 2014.
Collaborator Contribution Caltech has financed this activity by paying £12k in cash for the MFC stack development, shipping, travel, accommodation, as well as access to their reinvented toilet product. Data and knowledge are exchanged on a regular basis.
Impact Not as yet
Start Year 2013
 
Title Methods providing MFCs with improved power output and methods for measuring or controlling circuits 
Description The present invention relates to microbial fuel cells (MFCs), to methods of operation of MFCs and to methods for measuring, controlling or modulating MFC circuits. In particular, the invention relates to providing MFCs with improved power output and methods for measuring MFC or controlling circuits. 
IP Reference GB1501570.4 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact No impact as of yet.
 
Title Microbial Fuel Cell Stacks - Apparatus 
Description This is the patent filed on Microbial Fuel Cells, the arrangements of and stacking of Microbial Fuel Cells and methods of operation. 
IP Reference WO2012120314 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact A commercialisation activity has been ongoing since the filing of this patent, and the University has invested in the development of a business plan for the exploitation of this IP. This is ongoing.
 
Description  
IP Reference  
Protection Trade Mark
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact Pee Power trademark
 
Description "Living Bricks" could turn sunlight and waste water into energy-generating bioreactor walls (Inhabitat.com) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the online blog Inhabitat.com about our project LiAr (Living Architecture).

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://inhabitat.com/living-bricks-could-turn-sunlight-and-waste-water-into-energy-generating-biorea...
 
Description 01/02/2016 - BBC Focus magazine: Socks and urine used to generate power 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in print in popular science magazine BBC Focus, Feb 2016 issue, describing the BioEnergy Centre's work on a wearable MFC system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 01/02/2016 - WhizzPopBang mag: Electricity from pee-powered socks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in print in children's science magazine WhizzPopBang, Feb 2016 (issue 7), describing the BioEnergy Centre's work on a wearable MFC system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 01/2017 - Läuft bei uns (Taz.de) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in German online magazine, on obtaining electricity from human waste.

Last paragraph of artcle mentions
'Researchers from the UK have also found that bacteria in the urine release energy. With their help, they want to convert organic mass into electricity and offset global bottlenecks in the power supply. Urea, chlorides and potassium are ideal energy suppliers for fuel cells.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.taz.de/Trinken-und-Pinkeln/!5368776/
 
Description 02/2016 - Science News for Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article entitled 'Powered by poop and pee? Scientists pull clean, renewable energy from human wastes' about energy from human waste, featuring the work done by the Bristol BioEnergy Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/powered-poop-and-pee
 
Description 03/2016 - Muse (Childrens' Science Magazine) - article about the wearable MFC transmitter system 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Article to be published in March 2016 about the wearbale MFC transmitter system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 03/2016 Futures Day at May Park Primary school, Coombe road, Bristol, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk for Year 5 and 6 pupils of May Park Primary school in Bristol about a researcher's carreer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 03/2016 Protagon.gr, Greek news magazine - article about the MFCs and the wearable MFC transmitter system 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Ioannis Ieropoulos and article in the Greek news magazine Protagon about the wearable MFC transmitter system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 05/02/2016 - student.societyforscience.org: Powered by poop and pee? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Student Science online mag. about bio energy, including the work of the Bristol BioEnergy Centre and explaining the functioning of microbial fuel cells.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012
URL https://student.societyforscience.org/article/powered-poop-and-pee
 
Description 05/02/2016 Bild der Wissenschaft - article about wearable MFC transmitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article to be published in Bild der Wissenschaft about the wearable MFC transmitter system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 06.2016 - Clean energy from human urine (Only Natural Energy online mag) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the ONE online about our work on a wearable MFC system.

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.onlynaturalenergy.com/article/2397/
 
Description 06/2016 - Public urinal generates electricity from urine (SINC, science is news) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in SINC (agenciasinc.es) about our urinal at Glastonbury Festival 2016.

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.agenciasinc.es/en/News/Public-urinal-generates-electricity-from-urine
 
Description 06/2016 - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity (BBC.com) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article on the BBC website about obtaining electricity from human waste.
Article contains link to http://www.brl.ac.uk/brlinthenews/urinepower.aspx

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160613-there-are-microbes-that-eat-and-poo-nothing-but-electricity
 
Description 07/2016 - Caught short ? Researchers reveals 'urine battery' that could power handsets for three hours with a single bathroom break (The Mail Online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in huffingtonpost.com about our work on charging a phone with urine.

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3685109/Caught-short-Researchers-reveals-urine-batter...
 
Description 07/2016 - Live interview, 'Love and Science' programme (BCFM Bristol Radio) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Live interview, 25/07/2016 @15:20 with Ioannis Ieropoulos, about the Bristol BioEnergy Centre's work.

Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://bcfmradio.com/loveandscience
 
Description 07/2016 - Pee Power to light the way in refugee camps (techspark.co) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article on TechSpark about our urinal system at Glastonbury Festival 2016

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://techspark.co/pee-power-light-way-refugee-camps/
 
Description 07/25016 - Your next car could run on pee (BBC.com) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article BBC.com about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste and our urinal at Glastonbury Fest. 2016.
Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20160712-can-a-car-run-on-pee-power
 
Description 11/12/2015 - New Scientist: Wearable microbial power plants generate electricity from urine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Wearable MFCs in the form of socks filled with microbial fuel cells which power a transmitter to send a proof-of-life signal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28655-wearable-microbial-power-plants-generate-electricity-fr...
 
Description 11/12/2015 - ScienceDaily: Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Wearable MFCs in the form of socks filled with microbial fuel cells which power a transmitter to send a proof-of-life signal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151211130103.htm
 
Description 11/12/2015 - The Institution of Engineering and Technology: Urine-powered wireless transmitter created as wearable tech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article about the Wearable MFCs in the form of socks filled with microbial fuel cells which power a transmitter to send a proof-of-life signal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2015/dec/wearable-pee-power-transmitter.cfm
 
Description 11/12/2015 - United Press International: Scientists unveil urine-powered wearable energy generator 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Wearable MFCs in the form of socks filled with microbial fuel cells which power a transmitter to send a proof-of-life signal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/12/11/Scientists-unveil-urine-powered-wearable-energy-generator...
 
Description 12/12/2015 - DNA India: Now, urine-powered socks that send 'Wee-Fi' signal to PC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Wearable MFCs in the form of socks filled with microbial fuel cells which power a transmitter to send a proof-of-life signal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-now-urine-powered-socks-that-send-wee-fi-signal-to-pc-2154800
 
Description 14/12/2015 - news.discovery.com: Urine-Powered Socks Could Fuel Mobile Devices 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Wearable MFCs in the form of socks filled with microbial fuel cells which power a transmitter to send a proof-of-life signal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://news.discovery.com/tech/alternative-power-sources/urine-powered-socks-could-fuel-mobile-devic...
 
Description 15/12/2015 - CNBC.com: Urine-powered wearables: Coming soon? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Wearable MFCs in the form of socks filled with microbial fuel cells which power a transmitter to send a proof-of-life signal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/15/just-in-time-for-christmas-urine-powered-tech-socks.html
 
Description 20/01/2016 - HowStuffWorks.com: Would You Pee Into Your Socks to Power Your Phone, Save Your Life? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Wearable MFCs in the form of socks filled with microbial fuel cells which power a transmitter to send a proof-of-life signal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://now.howstuffworks.com/2016/01/19/urine-socks-electricity
 
Description 2010.07.17 - New Scientist (print): Ecobot III - the power and the poop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the New Scientist about the Ecobot III.
17/07/2010
Circulation: 144k/issue (ABC, 2010)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description 2010.09 - Technology Review (Germany, print): Brennstoffzellen Strom Aus Urin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Technology Review (German Ed.) about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
09/2010

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description 2010.09 - The bulletin (UWE staff newsletter): Researchers to use waste for energy generation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Bulletin (UWE staff newsletter) about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
09/2010

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www2.uwe.ac.uk/services/Marketing/press/pdf/bulletinSept10.pdf
 
Description 2010.11.03 - Wallace and Gromit's World of Inventions (educational DVD): Nature knows best 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention was a BBC One science show featuring the animated claymation characters Wallace and Gromit, made by Aardman. Our work on obtaining electricity from dead insects was featured in Episode 2 - Nature Knows Best, Insect-powered machines.
Original air date: 03/11/2010

Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/wallaceandgromit/
 
Description 2011.02.14 - Metro (print): Frankenstein furniture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Metro mentioning our work on obtaining electricity from waste and dead insects.
14/02/2011
Readership: 3m weekly (NRS March 2014)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description 2011.06.27 - The bulletin (UWE staff newsletter): UWE experts showcase eco-robots and robot behaviour at Bristol Festival of Ideas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Bulletin (UWE staff newsletter) about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
27/06/2011


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description 2011.11.09 - Evening Post (print): Spending a penny could offer solution to energy shortages 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Evening Post on obtaining electricity from human urine.
09/11/2011
Readership: 159,335 (JICREG 01-Apr-11)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description 2012.06.01 - Laboratory News (print): Working toward an eco-robot 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Laboratory News about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
01/06/2012
Circulation: 9000 monthly (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description 2014.11.14 - The Financial Times (web): Eco project takes urine seriously 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Financial Times about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
November 18, 2014


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d704de86-6695-11e4-9c0c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3h6b9BDV9
 
Description 2014.11.19 - The Mail Online (web): Could POOP soon power smartphones? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Mail Online about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
19 November 2014


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2839558/Could-POO-soon-power-smartphones-Bacteria-fae...
 
Description 2015.03.02 - Illustreret Videnskab: Tis oplader mobiltelefonen (Danish Science Illustrated: urine charges a mobile phone) (web, print) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Illustreret Videnskab about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
02/03/2015
Readership: 502,000 (http://en.bonnierpublications.com/illustreret-videnskab)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://illvid.dk/teknologi/teknik/tis-skaber-stroem-til-mobilen
 
Description 2015.03.05 - "Pee-Power" toilet trialled in Bristol - ITV News (web) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Video on the ITV News website about our work creating the Pee Power urinal (obtaining electricity from human urine), in conjunction with Oxfam.
05/03/2015

Following the publication of this video, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.itv.com/news/west/update/2015-03-05/pee-power-toilet-trialled-in-bristol/
 
Description 2015.03.05 - BBC Radio 4 - Interview (Radio) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview about the Pee Power project (obtaining electricity from human urine, installed on campus at the University of the West of England)
05/03/2015


Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015.03.05 - BBC Radio 5 Live - live interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview about the Pee Power project (obtaining electricity from human urine, installed on campus at the University of the West of England)
05/03/2015

Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015.03.05 - BBC Radio Bristol - Live interview (Radio) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview about the Pee Power project (obtaining electricity from human urine, installed on campus at the University of the West of England)
05/03/2015

Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015.03.05 - ITV West for 6pm news (TV) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact ITV West for 6pm news filming / TV interview about the Pee Power project (obtaining electricity from human urine, installed on campus at the University of the West of England)
05/03/2015


Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015.03.05 - Radio 2, 7am news (Radio report) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News report about the Pee Power project (obtaining electricity from human urine, installed on campus at the University of the West of England)
05/03/2015


Following the airing of this report, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015.03.05 - Sky News (web) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview about the Pee Power project (obtaining electricity from human urine, installed on campus at the University of the West of England)
05/03/2015

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://news.sky.com/story/1439115/pee-power-toilet-generates-electricity
 
Description 2015.03.05 Revolutionary urinal 'makes energy' - BBC Points West (TV) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview about the Pee Power project (obtaining electricity from human urine, installed on campus at the University of the West of England)
05/03/2015

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31759524
 
Description 2015.03.06 - Pee-powered loo could be vital new electricity source - BBC Newsround / CBBC (web) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Pee Power project (obtaining electricity from human urine, installed on campus at the University of the West of England)
06/03/2015

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/31748714
 
Description 2015.06.03 - Laboratory Equipment Magazine (web, print): 'Pee-power' Toilet Brings Light to Disaster Zones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Article in Laboratory Equipment magazine about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
03/06/2015

Readership: 146K (Advantage Business Media)


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/videos/2015/03/pee-power-toilet-brings-light-disaster-zones
 
Description 2015.12.11 - Telegraph.co.uk - article about urine powered sock system for proof of life signal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Wearable MFCs in the form of socks filled with microbial fuel cells which power a transmitter to send a proof-of-life signal.

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12046628/Wee-fi-urine-powered-socks-can-send-me...
 
Description 2015.12.12 - Gizmag: Urine-powered socks get transmissions flowing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Wearable MFCs in the form of socks filled with microbial fuel cells which power a transmitter to send a proof-of-life signal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gizmag.com/bristol-urine-socks-electricity/40882/
 
Description 2015.12.14 - Science Alert: These urine-fuelled socks generate enough power to transmit wireless signals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Wearable MFCs in the form of socks filled with microbial fuel cells which power a transmitter to send a proof-of-life signal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sciencealert.com/these-urine-fuelled-socks-generate-enough-power-to-transmit-wireless-sig...
 
Description 2016.01 - La pipì fa luce: ecco il generatore a urina che si attiva camminando (La Repubblica online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the online edition of La Repubblica (Italy) about our work on a wearable MFC system.

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.repubblica.it/ambiente/2016/01/27/news/la_pipi_fa_luce_ecco_il_generatore_a_urina_che_si_...
 
Description 2016.02 - Electricity from pee-powered socks (WhizzPopBang mag) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the the Feb 2016 print edition of Whizz Pop Bang magazine about our work on a wearable MFC system.


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 2016.07 - Live radio interview with I. Ieropoulos (BBC Wiltshire) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Daily Mirror about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.

Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 2016.07 - TV Interview with I. Ieropoulos (BBC Points West) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact TV Interview about our project's backing by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and BBiC work in general

Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07ll3pw/points-west-evening-news-27072016
 
Description 2016.07 - Urine power project secures Bill Gates backing (Insider Media online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Insider Media about our project backing by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/southwest/urine-power-project-secures-bill-gates-backing
 
Description 2016.10 - Batteri e virus protagonisti del futuro ecosostenibile (Wise Society Online, Italy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Italian online magazine Wise Society about our project LiAr (Living Architecture).

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://wisesociety.it/ambiente-e-scienza/batteri-virus-ambiente-ecosostenibilita/
 
Description 2016.11 - 'Living buildings' could use bacteria for heat, electricity and repairs (horizon-magazine.eu) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Article in the EU Commision's online magazine about our project LiAr (Living Architecture).

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/living-buildings-could-use-bacteria-heat-electricity-and-repairs...
 
Description 2016/02 - Socks and urine used to generate power (BBC Focus print mag) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the the print edition of BBC Focus magazine about our work on a wearable MFC system.


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://gb.zinio.com/www/browse/issue.jsp?skuId=416368551#/
 
Description 2016/07 - Live radio Interview with I. Ieropoulos (BBC Bristol) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Live interview on BBC Bristol about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.


Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 27/01/2016 - La Repubblica: La pipì fa luce: ecco il generatore a urina che si attiva camminando 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article about the Wearable MFCs in the form of socks filled with microbial fuel cells which power a transmitter to send a proof-of-life signal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.repubblica.it/ambiente/2016/01/27/news/la_pipi_fa_luce_ecco_il_generatore_a_urina_che_si_...
 
Description 27/01/2016 - Le Journal de Mickey: Le robot qui carbure aux bactéries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Short article in children's magazine "Le Journal de Mickey" about the RowBoat semi-autonomous MFC-powered water vehicle.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Article in the Scientific American 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article featured in the February 2012 edition of the Scientific American.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/human-waste-powered-robot/

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/human-waste-powered-robot/
 
Description Article on urine MFC in WIRED magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This is an article featured in the November 2011 edition of the WIRED magazine, reporting on the use of urine as fuel for the MFCs.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-11/11/pee-power

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-11/11/pee-power
 
Description AsianImage.co.uk: Could urine charge your mobile phone? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in asianimage.co.uk about our work on charging a phone with urine.
Readership: 50,063 unique browsers a month (Omniture Jan-July 2014 average)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/10551409.Could_urine_charge_your_mobile_phone_/
 
Description BBC Click (BBC On-line): Scientists power mobile phone with urine, 19.07.2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News report on BBC click about our work on charging a phone with urine.


Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23374190
 
Description BBC World News - Horizons TV interview: 07/06/2014, 08/06/2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview about our work on obtaining electricity from urine.

Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC World Service interview, 17/07/2013, 10:45 AM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview about our work on using urine as an energy source.
17 Jul 2013, 10:45 AM

Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBC web - Bristol scientists use urine to charge mobile phone, 16/07/2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article on bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol
Readership: 40 million unique users a week (around 60 to 70% of visitors are from the UK) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_News_Online)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-23333533
 
Description Bath Chronicle (print): Project hopes to fuel a carbon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Batch Chronicle about our work on turning CO2 into fuel.
01/04/2010
Circulation: 18k weekly (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Belfast Telegraph - Urine could charge mobile phones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Breaking News article for the Belfast Telegraph.
Monthly readership: 2.7 unique users (Google Analytics Jan-Jun 2014 Monthly Average)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breakingnews/offbeat/urine-could-charge-mobile-phones-29424760.htm...
 
Description Bristol Evening Post (print): It adds up to a brighter future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Bristol Evening Post about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
06/05/2010
Circulation: 43k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Bristol Evening Post (print): Robots could be powered by your urine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Bristol Evening Post about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
27/07/2010
Circulation: 43k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Bristol Evening Post (print): Spending a penny could offer solution to energy shortages 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Bristol Evening Post about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
09/11/2011
Circulation: 41.5k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Bristol Grammar School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Attending the Junior Renishaw competition at the Bristol Grammar School as the University representative, inspired the pupils and teachers, not only in sharing their work and ideas, but also in expressing an interest to formally visit the Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

The Bristol Grammar School Science & Maths group (31 pupils) visited the Bristol Robotics Laboratory as a direct result of the Junior Renishaw competition attendance, where they were shown the cutting edge research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Bristol Post (print): Need some charge? You're in for a treat 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Bristol Post about our work on charging a phone with urine.
17/07/2013
Circulation: 32k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description CBBC: Operation Ouch! Series 2, Episode 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The work of our Centre (at the time our theme within the BRL) was featured in a CBBC (Children's BBC) TV programme: Operation Ouch, Series 2, Episode 2. (21:00 - 24:20 minutes)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbbc/episode/b03c8zzh/sign/operation-ouch-series-2-episode-2

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/operation-ouch
 
Description Chemistry World (print): Pee-powered fuel cell turns urine to energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Chemistry Society about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
Dec. 2011


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description China Post (Taiwan, print): Toilet fair in New Delhi tackles global sanitation woes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in China Post mentioned our presentation for the RTTF 2014 (Reinvent The Toilet Fair, Delhi, India), organised by the Gates Foundation.
23/03/2014


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Christ Church Primary School, Cheltenham, KS1 and KS2 School visit and presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The talk definitely sparked questions from the pupils, especially those in KS2, who were intrigued and fascinated by the live demonstraiton of the microbial fuel cell robots that run on electricity generated from waste.

The school visits are continuing and we have just submitted a proposal to the Royal Society for making microbial fuel cells part of the science curriculum; initially with one school, and subsequently (funding dependent) rolled out to other schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Courier Mail (print, Australia): Urine powers phones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Courier Mail about our work on charging a phone with urine.
18/07/2013
Readership: 3,2 million (Ipsos MediaCT)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Cover story for The Engineer Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Cover story written on the MFC/EcoBot work featured in the October 2011 issue of The Engineer magazine.

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/in-depth/the-big-story/the-rise-of-the-energy-autonomous-robot/1010598.article

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.theengineer.co.uk/in-depth/the-big-story/the-rise-of-the-energy-autonomous-robot/1010598....
 
Description DNA India: Soon, mobile phones to get powered with urine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in DNA India on-line about our work on charging a phone with urine.
Readership: 1.4 million daily (Indian Readership Survey)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-soon-mobile-phones-to-get-powered-with-urine-1862075
 
Description Daily Mail: British scientists unveil the 'world's first' mobile phone powered by URINE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article published in the Daily Mail online.
Readership: 2.3 Million Daily Unique Users daily.

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2365856/British-scientists-unveil-worlds-mobile-phone...
 
Description Daily Mirror: Power Leaks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Short article in the Daily Mirror mentioning our work on obtaining electricity from urine.
09/11/2011
Readership: 2,3m readers (NRS)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Daily Star Sunday (print): Power of Peesa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Daily Star Sunday about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
13/11/2011
Circulation: 688k (ABC)

Following the publication of this short article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description EcoBot in WIRED Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact April 2012 Feature article in WIRED magazine for the MFC/EcoBot work.

http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2012/04/start/do-not-feed-the-robot

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2012/04/start/do-not-feed-the-robot
 
Description EcoBot-II as a permanent exhibit in Bristol Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact EcoBot-II, developed during Ioannis Ieropoulos's PhD studies, is now on permanent display at the Bristol Museum (M-Shed).

http://mshed.org/explore-contribute/themes/creating/metals-science,-engineering-and-technology/fly-eating-robots/eco-bot-ii/

This was a high profile exposure for one of the University of the West of England, Bristol's artefacts, since it got a place in the city's history. Media exposure during the M-Shed opening was high, and the impact on the general public, visiting the museum on a daily basis is perpetual.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/
 
Description Engine magazine (Germany, print): Robots with a bite 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Engine magazine (Germany) about our work on obtaining electricity from waste.
June 2012

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Evening Standard (print): City Spy feature 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Evening Standard about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
10/11/11
Circulation: 706k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Focus magazine (print): Rise of the biobots 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Focus Magazine about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
Oct. 2012

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Folio magazine (print): Giants of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Folio magazine about our work on obtaining electricity from waste.
Feb. 2006


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description HindustanTimes.com: Human pee can charge your cell phone 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in hindustantimes.com about our work on charging a phone with urine.


Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.hindustantimes.com/technology/gadgets-updates/human-pee-can-charge-your-cell-phone/articl...
 
Description KhaleejTimes.com: Mobile phone powered using urine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in KhaleejTimes.com (UA) about our work on charging a phone with urine.


Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/international/2013/July/internationa...
 
Description Metro (London, print): A wee wonder 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Metro about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
09/11/2011
Readers: 783k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Metro (London, print): I'll just wee-charge my phone 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Metro (front page) about our work on charging a phone with urine.
17/07/2013
Circulation: 776k daily (ABC)


Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://metro.co.uk/2013/07/16/ill-just-wee-charge-my-phone-scientists-use-human-urine-to-charge-mobi...
 
Description Metro (print): A new wave of robots sails in 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Metro (p.12-13) which mentions our work, mainly the Ecobot series.
04/01/2013
Readership: 782k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description New Scientist (print): Bug-catching robots power themselves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the New Scientist about our work on creating a fly-digesting robot.
22/10/2011


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description PEE POWER® to light up more sites after Africa school trial success 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact UWE press release describing success of first overseas microbial fuel cell Pee Power system at a boarding school in Uganda and announcing intention for another field trial installation in Nairobi, Kenya. Helped increase awareness and interest in the potential for the technology to help people in developing countries who have limited access to good sanitation and electricity supply.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://info.uwe.ac.uk/news/uwenews/news.aspx?id=3790
 
Description PEE Power® recognised in UK's Best Breakthroughs List 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact UWE press release to highlight that Pee Power was named as one of the UK's 100 best breakthroughs by Universities UK (UUK) for its significant impact on people's lives. This helped create awareness and interest in the technology leading to more enquiries about the technology, as well as showing that the Bristol BioEnergy Centre is nationally recognised as a leader in technology development for social good.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://info.uwe.ac.uk/news/uwenews/news.aspx?id=3897
 
Description Pee Power by Pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2017 (UWE Press Release) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact UWE Press Office generated a press release with video about the the largest Pee Power system to date being given a prime location at Glastonbury 2017. It included an embedded YouTube video showcasing the technology and project, and a description of the location and purpose of the installation at Glastonbury. It was released online and communicated through the various media networks of the Press Office prior to the event. This generated extensive further interest from other media outlets and many other news stories appeared online, on television, radio and in newspapers before and after the event. It also attracted people to view and use the system in person during the festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://info.uwe.ac.uk/news/uwenews/news.aspx?id=3632
 
Description Press and Journal (Aberdeen) (print): Alchemy dream coming true? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Daily Mirror about our work on turning CO2 into a fuel source.
05/04/2010
Circulation: 15k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Press and Journal (Highlands and Islands) (print): Alchemy dream coming true? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Press and Journal about our work on turning CO2 into fuel.
05/04/2010
Circulation: 14k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Pro Sieben TV (Germany): Finde den Lügner 4, Das Handy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for the cable and satellite German TV station Pro Sieben, aired 26.05.2014 19:05





Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.prosieben.de/tv/galileo/videos/6141-finde-den-luegner-clip
 
Description RSC Press Release for Urine publication 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This is the press release publicised by the Royal Society of Chemistry's magazine "Chemistry World" featuring the publication on urine and microbial fuel cells.

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2011/October/31101103.asp

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2011/October/31101103.asp
 
Description RTE Radio 1 (Ireland): Mooney Goes Wild, 19.07.2013 - Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview about our work on charging a phone with urine.
RTE Radio 1 listeners: 1,3m/week (JNLR )

Following the airing of this interview, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney/programmes/2013/0719/463409-mooney-friday-july-19th-2013/
 
Description Reflex magazine (print, Czech Republic): Robotics/Belly of the Robo-Beast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Reflex Magazine about our work on the EcoBot series of waste-powered robots.
Reflex mag, December 2012, p.10

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Royal Society of Chemistry press release: Urine could be the answer to cheaper electricity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Royal Society of Chemistry press release on obtaining electricity from human urine.
25/10/2011

Following the publication of this press release, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.rsc.org/AboutUs/News/PressReleases/2011/Urine.asp
 
Description Science et Vie (France, print): Des piles électriques qui fonctionnent avec de l'urine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Science et Vie about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
Jan. 2012
Circulation: 289,496 monthly (ODJ - DSH 2012)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Shanghai Daily (China, print): Gates-backed fair reinvents the toilet 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Shanghai Daily reported on our presentation for the RTTF 2014 (Reinvent The Toilet Fair, Delhi, India), organised by the Gates Foundation.
24/03/2014


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Stuff.co.nz: Mobile phone powered by urine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in stuff.co.nz/technology about our work on charging a phone with urine.
Readership: two million unique browsers recorded every month (stuff.co.nz)


Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/8929918/Mobile-phone-powered-by-urine
 
Description Technology that turns urine into electricity commercialised through spin out company 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact UWE press release with embedded video of footage from African microbial fuel cell Pee Power field trial sites, as well as link to an animation explaining how the technology works. Press release announces formation of UWE spin-out company Robial that is an important step in product commercialisation of technology, and UWE presence at a Gates Foundation showcase event in China to exhibit the sanitation technologies being supported by their funding, including Pee Power. Helped create awareness and interest in the technology at an important stage in its development which, in combination with the China event, helped generate enquiries from potential investors, manufacturers and buyers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://info.uwe.ac.uk/news/uwenews/news.aspx?id=3882
 
Description Technology which makes electricity from urine also kills pathogens (UWE press release) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact UWE Press Office generated a press release about the project activities and significant scientific breakthrough in terms of pathogen killing, showcasing and providing a link to the recent related publication in a high impact peer-reviewed journal. It was released online and communicated through the various media networks of the Press Office, generating interest from other media outlets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://info.uwe.ac.uk/news/uwenews/news.aspx?id=3628
 
Description Telegraph.co.uk: Call of nature: mobile phone charged using urine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Telegraph on-line about our work on charging a phone with urine.
Readership: 12 million users/month (NRS PADD, comScore, ABC)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10183574/Call-of-nature-mobile-phone-charged-using-urine....
 
Description The Asian Age (print): Now, human urine can charge your cellphone 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Asian Age about our work on charging a phone with urine.
18/07/2013


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Australian: Scientists power phone using urine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article published in theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science about urine powered phone.
Readership: 3,2 million unique users/ month (Ipsos MediaCT)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/scientists-power-phone-using-urine/story-e6frg8y...
 
Description The Book of Bristol Genius by Melanie Kelly, BCDP 2012, p.35 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Page 35 in the Book of Bristol Genius is dedicated to our work, mainly MFCs and the Ecobot.
2012


Following the publication of this book, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.qubedesign.com/bristol-genius.php
 
Description The Economist (print edition): Pee Power 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Economist about our work on obtaining electricity from urine.
The Economist, 02/08/2014, circulation: 221080/week (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21610187-going-loo-can-recharge-smartphone-pee-...
 
Description The Engineer (print) cover story: Taste for autonomy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Engineer about our work on obtaining electricity from waste products.
17/10/2011


Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description The Hindu (India): Not just toilet, a tech wonder 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Hindu reporting on the presentation of our work at the Reinvent The Toilet Fair (RTTF 2014), Delhi, India, organised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
23/03/2014
Readership: 2'258'000/issue (IRS)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/not-just-toilet-nay-a-tech-wonder/article5820826.ec...
 
Description The Huffington Post: Charge Your Phone With Urine? Scientists Say It's Possible Using Microbial Fuel Cells 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in huffingtonpost.com about our work on charging a phone with urine.
Readership: 79M monthly unique visitors (advertising.aol.com/properties)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/16/charge-mobile-phone-with-urine-samsung_n_3605662.html
 
Description The Scotsman (print): Pee-mobile, the latest way to charge your phone 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Scotsman about our work on charging a phone with urine.
17/07/2013
Readership: 104,000 weekly (NRS)


Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/world-s-first-urine-powered-mobile-phon...
 
Description The Sun (print): Give me a tinkle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Sun about our work on charging a phone with urine.
17/07/2013
Readership: 1,9m (ABC)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Times (print): The call of nature: an eco way to recharge phones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Times about our work on charging a phone with urine.
17/07/2013
Readership: 390941 daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Times of India (New Delhi Ed., print): Now pee power can charge your mobile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Times of India about our work on charging a phone with urine.
18/07/2013
Readership: 7.2m daily (Indian Readership Survey)


Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Washington Post (print): The ick factor is high, but scientists say urine can help charge cellphones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Washington Post about our work on charging a phone with urine.
23/07/2013
Circulation: 578'000 daily (Willings Int.)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Yorkshire Post: World's first urine-powered mobile phone 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Yorkshire Post about our work on charging a phone with urine.
17/07/2013
Readership: 113,000 weekly (NRS)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/world-s-first-urine-powered-mobile-phon...
 
Description TheCourier.co.uk: 'About as eco as it gets' - Bristol scientists reveal urine-powered mobile phones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in thecourier.co.uk about our work on charging a phone with urine.

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/uk/about-as-eco-as-it-gets-bristol-scientists-reveal-urine-powered-...
 
Description Times Higher Education Supplement (print): Power stream 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Higher Education supplement of the Times about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
05/08/2010
Circulation: 21k weekly (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description UWE Bristol links up with Glastonbury Festival to promote sustainability (UWE press release) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact UWE Press Office generated a press release about a 5 year agreement made with Glastonbury Festival to support its sustainability aims, including through the presence of Pee Power urinals at the festival. It included a photo of the agreement being made between the project PI Ioannis Ieropoulos, UWE Vice Chancellor Steve West and Glastonbury Director Michael Eavis. It also provided a description of the Pee Power technology and hyperlinks to further information. It was released online and communicated through the various media networks of the Press Office prior to the 2017 Glastonbury Festival. In combination with a later press release on the location of the Pee Power urinal at Glastonbury, it helped create extensive further interest from other media outlets and many other news stories appeared online, on television, radio and in newspapers before and after the 2017 event. It also helped attract people to view and use the system in person during the festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://info.uwe.ac.uk/news/uwenews/news.aspx?id=3620
 
Description Uganda Pee Power trial success (UWE press release) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact UWE Press Office generated a press release about the success of the Pee Power field trial in Uganda, including photos and description of the project activities. It was released online and communicated through the various media networks of the Press Office and generated further interest from other media outlets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://info.uwe.ac.uk/news/uwenews/news.aspx?id=3684
 
Description Utility Week (print): Bet you daren't close your eyes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Utility Weekly magazine about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
06/08/2010
Circulation: 3500 weekly (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Venue (print): Future fests to run on piss power 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Venue about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
06/08/2010
Circulation: 12.5k weekly

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Venue (print): To the power of pee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Venue about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
27/08/2010
Circulation: 12.5k weekly (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Western Daily Press (print): Renewable? It's certainly that... 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Daily Mirror about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
09/11/2011
Readers: 36k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Western Daily Press (print): Scientists working on 'pee-powered mobile' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Western Daily Press about our work on charging a phone with urine.
17/07/2013
Circulation: 26k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Scientists-working-pee-powered-mobile/story-19528437-detail/story...
 
Description Western Daily Press (print): Using bacteria as fuel is a matter of life and death 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Western Daily Press about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
08/05/2010
Circulation: 34k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this feature article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Western Daily Press (print): Will future be urine-fuelled? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Western Daily Press about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
02/08/2010
Circulation: 34k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description the Independent (print): The fuel that never runs out 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in the Independednt about our work on obtaining electricity from human waste.
28/07/2010
Circulation: 187k daily (ABC)

Following the publication of this article, there was further media interest raised, which led to continuous public exposure of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010