Gallery: Four Nigerian Girls Create Pee-Powered Energy Generator


Four Nigerian teen girls have wowed visitors to Maker Faire Africa by creating a generator that is powered with pee. Using a resource that everyone has, the girls developed a generator that produces six hour of power for one liter of urine. At only 14 and 15 years old, the students are an inspiration for renewable energy developers everywhere and one can only imagine how useful a pee-powered energy generator would be in natural disasters or emergency situations.

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  1. C-m Corr-Holmes December 28, 2013 at 12:52 am

    When do they package and sell them to public everywhere?
    Pee is absolutely a renewable resource!
    How much does it cost for hydrogen [which can be stored in baffled tanks far more safely]?
    What else is needed to get 6-hrs run time?
    How much usable electricity does it put out, for household use?
    Hey–there’s a LOT of beer-drinkers out there who’d LOVE to have one of these units!
    …so might we all, beer or not!

  2. Vikiirna Wenzel August 7, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Could this eventually be integrated into hydrogen-powered vehicles?

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