Monday, November 12, 2012

Teens Create A Way To Use Urine As Fuel

Fourteen-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola presented their invention at the Maker Faire Africa entrepreneurs event, in Lagos, southern Nigeria on 5 and 6 November.
Six hours' power for one trip to the bathroom!

Who says teenage girls don't like science? Four entrepreneurial Nigerian teenagers have demolished the oft-quoted stereotype by inventing an electricity generator powered by urine.

Although Nigeria's economy is on the rise, more than half of the country's 162 million citizens have no access to electricity, and even those who do can't guarantee having power every day.

The federal Government was urged to privatise the body that supplies electricity and refurbish and improve generation equipment

However four teenagers just couldn't wait, and have found their own solution - using a resource that is free, unlimited, easily obtainable, and does not depend on the Government.