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Nopopo Batteries: Hey Pee, I See Urine My Battery!

by Lambert Varias

Do you remember the urine filtering machine that Kevin Costner used in Waterworld? Do you remember Waterworld? What was I talking about again? Oh yes, batteries. Aqua Power System has developed batteries that can be recharged using fluids such as beer, apple juice, cola, saliva and urine.

nopopo urine battery

Aqua Power System is of course a Japanese company. They call their leaktastic invention NoPoPo, short for No Policeman don’t arrest me I’m Powering my batteries. Actually it’s Non-Pollution Power. Both sound stupid but mine is funnier. Inside each NoPoPo battery is a combination of magnesium and carbon that generate electricity when mixed with certain fluids. The batteries come with a pipette so you can inject fluids into the battery.

nopopo urine battery

According to James Sherwood of Register Hardware, the life span of an AA alkaline battery falls between 1700 and 3000 mAh (milliamp-hours), while an AA NoPoPo battery lasts only up to 500 mAh. But Sherwood also says that existing zinc-carbon batteries have the same life span as the NoPoPos, so we’re not looking at some blue sky technology here. I do hope they refine and extend the technology so that it can power larger devices such as phones and PMPs. Would you buy an iPee?

Ready to whiz in your batteries? You can grab a pair over at HimeyaShop for $15 (USD).

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Comments (18):

  1. 500 mAh???? That’s p1ss poor!!!!!!

  2. Urine and beer eh? If you add vomit to that list then alcoholics need never suffer from remote control death again…

  3. Tom says:

    Useful for Wii remotes.

  4. Handles says:

    No pollution? what a crock. Its not your urine that powers this thing, its the magnesium. The urine is just an electrolyte to allow the current to flow.

    Magnesium metal is not found in nature, it has to be refined using a lot of energy, which means greenhouse gases etc. If these batteries are as good as a zinc/carbon battery, they probably have the same carbon cost, only much less convenient, and much more expensive.

    • Bobchemist says:

      True, this is actually worse for the environment because it’s using an inefficient conductor (your p1ss) between two electrodes which take more energy to make than regular batteries. Environmental FAIL.

    • ! says:

      and whan you’re breathing you although polute air! So STOP it NOW or global worming will kill you

    • arlok says:

      are you mental … magnesium is found in nature its the 8th most abundant material on the planet these batteries will last alot longer than your zinc or lithium batteries will

  5. jason says:

    Its not 500 mAmh , it powers products that require 150-600 mAh , i.e. pretty much standard household appliance like flashlights , radios and remote controls.
    Dofference is , teh NoPoPo will power a low drain device LONGER than an alkaline because an alkaline will use too much power for a low drain device which results in wasted energy , the NoPoPo only feeds the product the amount of amp is requires…. on top of that it has an indefinite shelf life indeed , so sounds like a winner to me.

    • Another Jason says:

      “an alkaline because an alkaline will use too much power for a low drain device which results in wasted energy , the NoPoPo only feeds the product the amount of amp is requires”

      Are you joking? ANY battery “only feeds the product the amount is requires”. Where did you get your information?

  6. Edward says:

    awesome idea!

  7. Jerry says:

    Make one powered by cum next.

  8. haysoos says:

    funny you would say that, they are now working on ones that will run on urine, sweat, saliva, blood, and yes, even semen.

  9. jack zhang says:

    in fact it is produced by our company, now we have the new water battery called GREEN ENERGY it is more power.

    we also distributor this battery to all the world

  10. joe says:

    What a joke , i know this company and its a scam !
    Only 150 mA CAPACITY and will deform after a few hours of use , due to the magnesium expanding , its a killer …

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