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Did you know that these African girls invented an electricity generator which runs on…


Four teenage girls from Africa showed off their unique creation at Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria. The Faire is a constant magnet for people who want to show off their inventions and practical creations. Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin and Bello Eniola created something the world had never seen before. They invented an electricity generator fuelled by a single litre of urine.


You probably wonder how on Earth could urine produce electricity? Well, the key is the hydrogen in the urine.

The uncommon “fuel” is put into a special electrolytic cell. The cell separates out only the hydrogen from the liquid. The separated hydrogen is then purified into a water filter and goes into a gas cylinder. Another purifying takes place into a cylinder of liquid borax. The borax removes the hydrogen’s moisture. Finally, the purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator.


After the process of purifying a litre of urine is completed, the generator will run for 6 hours.


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