Dr Ieropoulos said: "The beauty of this fuel source is that we are not relying on the erratic nature of the wind or the sun, we are actually re-using waste to create energy.
"So far the microbial fuel power stack that we have developed generates enough power to enable SMS messaging, web browsing and to make a brief phone call.
The MFC is an energy converter which turns organic matter directly into electricity via the metabolism of live micro-organisms.
The electricity is a by-product of the microbes' natural life cycle, so the more they eat things like urine the more energy they generate and for longer periods of time.
This battery tastes like sweat and ass.
Imagine what the Fremen would have done with that tech ^^