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

    Congrats young ladies

  2. Anonymous Reply

    These girls could have tried harder to use their brain for something more feasible. if this project gets a ‘thumbs up’, where are we gonna get all the urine needed to power all the generators?

    • Anonymous Reply

      you make sense

  3. Anonymous Reply

    Wow wit God anything is indeed possible.I praise the Lord for the young great minds.

  4. Anonymous Reply

    we are moovin 4wad Nigerians.

  5. Anonymous Reply

    will our govt support them?

  6. Anonymous Reply

    Thank God very soon we will not need their fuel again

  7. Anonymous Reply

    Our government should support these gifted girls.we always talk about oyibos, their government are always looking for young brains to sponsor

  8. Anonymous Reply

    pls keep it up for the betterment of our country Nigeria chinedu j.

  9. Anonymous Reply

    it takes gifted persons to make a developed country.i believe we are on for the best

  10. Anonymous Reply

    i believe that this country is gifted with great potentials.keep it up ladies.

  11. Anonymous Reply

    Pls, im calling on the honourable minister of power, governors and the school authority where these girls are studying to give these ones maximum support
    For the sake of this great country. God less Nigeria
    From Mike, Lagos

  12. Anonymous Reply

    Thank God for this great talent…continue with ur research dearests.

  13. Anonymous Reply

    It is impossible, don’t deceive your self

  14. Anonymous Reply


  15. Anonymous Reply

    hello everyone. my name is kuti favour, am 29 years old, a financially stable lady and also a mother. am a kind lady, humble, focused, happy and very honest. am 5ft tall, light skin and average body size.
    am looking for a guy or lady above 21 years, above 5 ft tall, clean shaven, talkative, honest, a non-smoker, handsome and someone who knows what he’s after. i want a no-strings-attached relationship, a casual and discreet fling with no dramas. if you know you’re my ideal type of a guy then get my number from the admin so we can communicate. i don’t want my number posted in public for privacy purposes. thanks for your service admin you can get hook up with me through Mr David 08133506530 or add on whatsapp 09038420842 now get hook up
    Sugar mummy.
    Sugar daddy.

    Note: you will get hook up once you make agreement with my agent.

    • Anonymous Reply

      This guy is a fraud, don’t even call him

  16. Anonymous Reply

    we already have crude oil that we can refine to power the generator we can produce.

  17. Anonymous Reply

    looks like we’ve found a starting spot for chnge:

  18. Anonymous Reply

    those girls did a great job, we are Nigerian full of talent and have a lot of innovative that we can use to build up our nation all what we need is sponsors

  19. Anonymous Reply

    this is wonderful. it will reduce incurring on fuel and no more payment of nepa bills. no more heat in d ouz. kudos to u girls!

  20. Anonymous Reply

    let’s forget how to get enough urine to power the gen people needs it even now.

  21. Anonymous Reply

    Ppl can say whatever shit they want to say bat nothing much #BigUp_Ladies u are the future generation I wish u can get all the support and never mind ppl with negativity minds god we never lead u in something wrong Tsame @ South Africa

  22. Anonymous Reply


  23. Anonymous Reply

    This effort deserves encouragement and further development.A hybrid that uses urine and another of the traditional fuels as alternative fuel could turn out to be a feasible and economically viable model.

  24. Anonymous Reply

    They have tried. But other scientists should join them to find alternative for for urine, and that makes it better.

  25. Anonymous Reply

    I also promise to invent solar helcopter! Im in need of good prayers from the whole nation

Leave a Reply