November 9, 2012

Schoolgirls Create Urine-Powered Generator

Philippa Warr, Wired UK

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A urine-powered generator created by four teenage girls made its debut at Maker Faire Africa 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria.

According to the Maker Faire blog, the girls' invention takes the urine and uses urea electrolysis to generate hydrogen, which can then be used to power a generator.

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TAGGED: Generator, Hydrogen, Electrolysis, Urine