A 31 year-old Nigerian scientist has received a patent for his pioneering work of turning urine into flammable gases, raising hopes in a time of a global energy crisis
Ejikeme Patrick Nwosu got the patent for developing a process of converting human urine into “hydrogen-ammonia-rich flammable gases and fire resistant materials”, reported Nigeria’s The Guardian.
The Nigerian scientist with an MSc degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, claims this process could replace fossil fuels in the near future.
“It is obvious that our crude oil reserves will be exhausted in few decades to come,” he said, “When this happens we will be forced to use other sources of fuel, but it would be more prudent to start acting prior to such state.
Apart from this, fossil fuel has a lot of dangers that come with it; chief among them is climatic disorders. In order to leave our world better than I met it, I ventured into research on urine and have made some notable successes that can change the world forever.”
The Patent Certificate for Nwosu’s discovery granted for a period of 20 years on October 13, 2014, and signed by the Registrar of Patents and Designs reads: “The Federal Government being willing to encourage all inventions which may be for public good, is please to accede to the request by Ejikeme Patrick Nwosu of 3 Jaba Road, Ungwan Boro, Kaduna South, Kaduna State, Nigeria, C/O Edumejowo & Associates, Suite 14 Peemas Complex, 13 Jere Street by Rita Lori Hotel, Garki II, Abuja, for the sole use and advantage of an Invention for: Conversion of Urine into Hydrogen-Ammonia Rich Flammable Gases and Fire Resistant Materials…”