Nigerian Female Students Invent Urine-Powered Generator

Urine-Powered Generator Possibly one of the more unexpected products at Maker Faire Africa this year in Lagos is a urine powered generator, created by four girls. The girls are Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15).

The generator is on display at an exhibition in Lagos Nigeria where people from the tiniest villages to those from big cities are talking about making stuff. This is part of an initiative by ‘Maker Faire Movement’ which seeks to showcase how traditional handicrafts can be a solution in the wake of expensive robot.

Their invention ensures that 1 Liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity.

The system works like this:

1. Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen.

2. The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder.

3. The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which is used to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas.

4. This purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator.

Urine-Powered Generator

Urine-Powered Generator

Source: BBC

  1. Anonymous Reply

    God bless you girls

  2. Anonymous Reply

    God bless the ingenuity of these young creative minds.Necessity is the mother of invention. In this era of recession inwards looking to meet what we need is imperative.
    What is the Ministry of Science and Technology doing to get this invention beyond this level? PMB should should shot the door against any technological transferfrom Europe and America.Rather he must give priority to inventions like this and several other research findings from our tertiary institutions.
    We have the brains and natural economy to get Nigeria to enviable height.

  3. Anonymous Reply

    God bless the ingenuity of these young creative minds.Necessity is the mother of invention. In this era of recession inwards looking to meet what we need is imperative.
    What is the Ministry of Science and Technology doing to get this invention beyond this level? PMB should should shot the door against any technological transferfrom Europe and America.Rather he must give priority to inventions like this and several other research findings from our tertiary institutions.
    We have the brains and natural economy to get Nigeria to enviable height.
    God bless Nigeria.
    Oworeugwem Dic-Isotu

  4. Anonymous Reply

    Great idea girls! which innovation to be encouraged by govt


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