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Nov 9, 2012 – Nigerian Female Students Build Urine Powered Generator

Four Nigerian teenage secondary school students (girls) identified as Faleke Oluwatoyin(14-yr-old), Duro Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola and Bello Eniola (15-year-old) have made history by building the first ever Urine powered generator in Nigeria, a country where power shortages are rampant.

The teenagers who showcased their unique innovation at 2012’s Maker Faire Africa expo held in Lagos said the system works by pouring urine into an electrolytic cell to separate hydrogen gas.

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Urine powered generator

The filtered hydrogen gas is then released into a water filter where it’s purified and pushed into a gas cylinder.

The cylinder then pushes the H2 gas into liquid borax-filled cylinder in order to extract moisture from the H2 gas.

The released H2 gas is then pushed into the generator to power up the bulbs.

The inventors claim the Urine-Powered Generator only needs 1 litre of urine to power a generator for 6 hours.

This is a very useful invention for alternative energy source.

Now you see what a man can do, a woman can do even better.

Good job girls!



  1. Gloangy

    November 9, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Dat’s a good one bravo girls.

  2. Precious Beatrice Amaka

    November 9, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    this is very good. congrats girls.

  3. Adedo Idris Opeyemi

    November 9, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    it great job, for a country where government care less for development. Good job gurls.

  4. Bernard Nnadi

    November 9, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    It's unfortunate that the FGN do not encourage Talented Nigerians.Keep it up girls.

  5. Kevin Croccifixio Sylvester

    November 9, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    so urine are no longer waste?

  6. John Edet

    November 9, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Intelligentsia.Napeleon himself will be very happy with you.
    Nigeria are intelligent!
    Proudly Naija! Congrats!

  7. Itoro Utuk

    November 9, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Great Job! but my question now is what could be its environmental hazards?

  8. haryo

    November 9, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    na soooo, urine as now turn to a thing we keep and preserve ooooo.the Great Nigeria student as done it again

  9. Vincent oliver

    November 9, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Hmmmm……dis is a suprise package dat mins everybody should get a container to be storing his/her urine cus is no longer a waste but a useful substance…….very soon wel wil have urine filling station lol……..GOOD WORK GIRLS

  10. Henry

    November 9, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Oboy guyz go soon start sel black market 4 urine mak i start gada container

  11. tamskol

    November 9, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    mumu invention..why dem no use water power am…na inside bottle person go piss put abi na wetin?

    • bogey

      November 9, 2012 at 9:12 PM

      Tamskol u’r a fool,hw many hav u invented?
      U cnt evn apprecia8 gud tinz.

    • Bunmi

      November 10, 2012 at 9:09 AM

      Tanskol u’re d definition of a fool. Nd u knw wat,d urine’s nt d waste. U’re d waste material. Pray dat God open d eyes of ur understanding.

  12. ik

    November 9, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Good work girls…. Guys make una no shout too much before government go commot subsidy for urine..

  13. Nmanma

    November 9, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Tamskol y cnt u learn hw to appreciate,wat cn u prove to ve done to help nig, u re dia opening ur dirty mouth calln it a mumu invention…ride on gals

  14. sonikid

    November 9, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Un! Eyi ma dara pupo juu,9jatribe, make una holla @Yoruba gr8 gilrz yio.OGAJU

  15. mulikatcardoso

    November 9, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Good job Naija so good ,they did not school in overseas, they went to school in Nigeria,we are the best in Africa normally,b4 all went apart.
    am very much happy young naija gals do this,not boys or men.

  16. Amarachi

    November 10, 2012 at 2:37 AM

    Goodnews. Mr. President should help assit these talents to perfection.

  17. Amarachi

    November 10, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    Goodnews. Everyone should put hands on deck to assist these talents to perfection. Congratulations my girls.

  18. Dada Titex

    November 10, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    Absolutely Incredible. Thumb up girls.

  19. Fele

    November 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Urine of waste product,if dat is possible dat is a graet job.keep it up gals

  20. Adaeze Uchechukwu

    November 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Thanks be 2 God for d innovation given 2 dis girls.

  21. Aladire Lapor Oladimeji

    November 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    great work

  22. Onyii Bazz

    November 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    hmm, dat’s very gud. I know FGN wont recorgnise them. They only recognise all these school dropouts parading themselves as naija musicians

  23. Pat

    November 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    It’s indeed a brave job gals. May God direct u all 2 do more IJN. @ Tamskol, “u r jx a waste bill dts nt useful” learn 2 appri8 gud thns

  24. Fadiya Hakeem

    November 10, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    That is very good reserch. Govt should help them!

  25. Nkemdirim Ugo

    November 10, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    You go girls!

  26. Robert Omali

    November 11, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    What a nice discovery! These kids should be encouraged. This is Chemistry in action; H2 gas as a combustible element being extracted from NH3 in urine and used to power Gen in place of gasoline or diesel. It's quite commendable but I must add that for enhanced system performance the NH3 has to be highly concentrated. Early morning/first urine will give a better result. Bravo!

  27. arhyel

    November 11, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    unbeleivable! this is appropriate technology, small work will make it enviromentally friendly. i will be the first too to open its black market, but the problem is the little laboratory process. up naija girls.

  28. Sofia Ogbini

    November 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Congrats girls keep it up

  29. Chalk

    November 12, 2012 at 5:39 AM

    Its a wonderful developement, but the question is would they be envouraged? Matters that concern alternatives to crude are not taken lightly by the big Oil Companies and their mother countries . Kudos to them though .Im proud of them.

  30. Hardthey

    November 12, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    It so surpricing 4 d Nigerian girlz nt even university bt secondry skul. . . . . It a kudos 2 u girls. . . . . D nxt tin online wil b a car usin urine as well, keep it up God is wit u. . .

  31. Jionwamari Otolokpo

    November 13, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    These children are talented. May our people in Abuja who are sending their children to Oxford university know that what they are looking for in sokoto is in their shokoto – NAIJA. Young girls pick it up and the God of wisdom give you more wisdom.

  32. Odoh Thomas

    November 15, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    what an innovation. keep it up girls. Government should endeavour to encourage talent. such children should be handled with care and scholarship given to them.

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