Four Nigerian teenage girls – Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15) have created something truly incredible, even if it’s a little dangerous..:-).

The girls invented a urine powered generator which was showcased at this year’s Maker Faire Africa held in Lagos a few days back. Continue to see how it works….

According to Maker Faire Africa, an annual event which showcases inventions, the system works like this:

  • Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen.
  • The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder.
  • The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which is used to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas.
  • This purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator.
  •  1 Liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity.

Why is it a little dangerous? Maker Faire Africa ended their report by saying – Along the whole way there are one-way valves for security, but let’s be honest that this is something of an explosive device…

And I agree…but great one girls. All they need now is people who will collaborate with them to improve on it.