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Urine-power to the rescue of power-hungry Nigeria

Urine-power to the rescue of power-hungry Nigeria
 
People crowd a street at the central business district in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos ahead of Christmas, 23 December 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Nigeria is Africa’s leading oil producer but suffers frequent fuel scarcity. For anyone doing business, this is a big problem. Many businesses have folded as a result. In the face of the fuel scarcity, companies often cannot afford the cost of buying expensive fuel on the black market to power their generators. Now four school girls may have found a solution with the development of a urine-powered generator, which they say will save Nigerians the burden of  high fuel costs.


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