The article states that the inventor Cho Jae-weon, who is an urban and environmental engineering professor at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), said that humanity can solve all kinds of problems if we think “outside the box”.

The BeeVi toilet uses a powerful vacuum to pull the faeces into a tank where bacteria break it down and then the methane is channelled into a solid-oxide fuel cell which can be used for different functions such as the water heater.

The good news network tells us that on average, the daily excrements of one human can generate around 0.5 kilowatt hour of electricity.