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Urinals Generate Electricity To Power Carnival Floats [Video]

Urinals Generate Electricity To Power Carnival Floats [Video]
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Brazilian NGO Afroreggae launched the Electric Pee project to do something about public urination.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 31 may 2013

Public urination can be a problem during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Festival-goers mostly take to the streets to relieve themselves and it has become serious that local authorities have detained people found urinating in public. As a way of combating the problem, Brazilian nonprofit organization Afroreggae, in partnership with agency JWT Brazil, came up with the Electric Pee project.

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Afroreggae placed special urinals that convert urine into electricity in crowded areas of the city. The special urinal uses a process similar to that of a hydroelectric plant. The flow of urine is used to generate energy that is then stored in a battery. The energy produced was then used to power Afroreggae’s Carnival truck.

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Check out the video below to get more info about how the process worked:

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