Nigerian Students Build Urine Powered Generator

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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!