Gathered in Lagos, Nigeria at a startup showcase event called Maker Faire Africa, 14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola are not your average 21st century teenage startup billionaires. Because their invention, true innovation, might actually change the lives of millions. As per the description on the event site, here's how the urine-powered generator works:
- 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.
With 1 lite of urine powering 6 hours of electricity, this invention could be a boon to millions across the planet. But as with all true innovative social products, the burning question will always be, and more so in this case, will this invention ever see the light of day?