UNESCOSat is set to probe a new frontier that no other space program has before. Apparently a large part of the push for "global cooperation, education and our shared heritage" and space exploration hinges on possible fuel conversion alternatives.
A large part of the "push requires fuel" - namely, hydrogen. And one of the best ways to harvest hydrogen is to get bacteria to create it from waste products.
"The UN can see a way for our astronauts to power their way through the galaxies partly aided by their own excrement."