Teenagers develop urine-powered electricity generator
Power generators have never been powered with urine before. Icky as it may sound, the concept could work as a win-win situation, helping users efficiently put away human waste and generate electricity in a green way. Keeping that in mind, four young whiz-kids, Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Bello Eniola and Faleke Oluwatoyi, all in their early teens, have come up with a one-of-a-kind power generator that works on urine!
Showcased at the Maker Faire Africa held in Lagos, Nigeria, this innovative system uses an electrolytic cell to separate the hydrogen in urine. Once filtered, the hydrogen passes through a water filter and is sent to a gas cylinder. From here, the hydrogen is transferred into liquid borax and finally into the power generator. A liter of urine powers the generator for a good six hours, making this concept a feasible way to generate electricity in far flung areas!