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"Well, Finally!" Urine-Powered Electric Generator Invented

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Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel.

The generator was unveiled at last week's Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria, by the four teens Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15.

So how exactly does the urine-powered generator work?

•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.

And as for delivering the fuel itself? Well, we'll leave that up to the consumer.

The Maker Faire is a popular event across the African continent, drawing thousands of participants who travel to Lagos to show their inventions and other practical creations.

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Too bad it needs electrolysis. Probably consumes more energy to separate the hydrogen than electricity it produces afterwards.

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So instead of gas stations we'd just have public bathrooms all over the place lol?

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Too bad it needs electrolysis. Probably consumes more energy to separate the hydrogen than electricity it produces afterwards.

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Too bad it needs electrolysis. Probably consumes more energy to separate the hydrogen than electricity it produces afterwards.

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Don't mean to be rude, but I got to go put fuel in my car ;)

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Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel.

The generator was unveiled at last week's Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria, by the four teens Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15.

So how exactly does the urine-powered generator work?

•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.

And as for delivering the fuel itself? Well, we'll leave that up to the consumer.

The Maker Faire is a popular event across the African continent, drawing thousands of participants who travel to Lagos to show their inventions and other practical creations.

Right on girls .

Wether this is a feasible idea or not , these girls should be commended for their efforts .

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So instead of gas stations we'd just have public bathrooms all over the place lol?

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I almost pee'd my pants (well, pee'd into the little gas can I keep in my briefs) when I heard about this.

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Well this would definitely piss off energy corporations.

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Just have the car come with a pre-installed capheter. You'll never have to stop.

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Wow, combine that with red bull and you'll never have to stop

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Could put a new spin on the back to the future remake.

Instead of shoving a banana peel into the Mr. Fusion Doc Brown just unzips his jumpsuit and...Well Marty is a high school student so I guess Brown goes to jail.

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My car's gas tank opening is already at the perfect height!

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