A Nigerian, Emeka Nelson, has said that he has developed a generator powered by water. The Nsukka-born man also said he also invented what he calls the ‘Mgbanwe C12’, a machine that turns non-biodegradable wastes like plastics, waterproof nylon, etc into petrol, kerosene, diesel and some other heavy oils and interlocking stones as well as a bio digester which is still under development. He has started a fundraiser on Facebook to raise $5,000 (N1,000,000) to continue his research as well as make other improvements. His partner, Karo Kanye Akamune, who is in charge of the fundraiser, has encouraged Africans to invest in bright minds and support the growth of people like Nelson.
“Creative and inventive minds in Africa should be identified, supported and celebrated. Instead of marrying a third wife or building a fourth house you would hardly ever sleep in, invest that money in people like Emeka Nelson,” he posted on Facebook.
“I can imagine a world where human feaces, urine etc are turned into cooking gas and best of fertilizers for our farmers.
“I can imagine a society where this machine replaces all our soak away and pit latrine toilet systems. Creative minds tech team is working on it now,” he wrote on his 6 February post.