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How Does Beer Turn Into Batteries

By wochit 13 October 2016

Beer really is amazing stuff. It’s so amazing that even the waste produced by the brewing process can be used to do pretty incredible things. They’ve partnered up with Avery Brewing in Boulder to produce a critical battery component using the wastewater that is producing their two dozen-plus craft beers creates. That partner is Neurospora crassa, a rapidly-growing filamentous fungus. Technically this now means that your urine can be used to produce new batches of beer… and the was from that beer can be used to make the battery for the smartphone that you tap to an NFC mug to earn free beers… which eventually make you pee, and the process starts all over again.