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Urine-Powered Generator

At the Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, four teenage girls came
up with a rather remarkable invention: urine-powered generator (well,
supposedly – but don’t let skept-pee-cism* ruin our fun here).

Possibly one of the more unexpected products at Maker Faire Africa
this year in Lagos is a urine powered generator, created by four girls.
The girls are Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin
(14) and Bello Eniola (15).

1 Liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity.

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.

Along the whole way there are one-way valves for security, but let’s
be honest that this is something of an explosive device…

– via Engadget

*Electrolysis is an energy-intensive process in itself, and that looks
like a gasoline generator. Somebody’s trollin’

**This reminds me, Neatorama’s servers need more juice. John, "urine"
charge: your turn to pee!

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November 9th, 2012

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