The African Union Foundation has selected H-Power project of the ENACTUS Nigeria as one of Africa’s most innovative projects presented and showcased at the inaugural session of African Economic Platform organised by the Foundation.
The H-Power project designed by ENACTUS team of Babcock University (BABCOCK) in Ilisan Remo, Ogun State, emerged as one of the top five most innovative projects designed by ENACTUS teams in Africa.
The H-Power technology was designed to separate water molecules into its basic components of hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen molecules are collected and stored in a cylindrical container and used to power a generator that produces sufficient electricity to power a community motorised borehole. The innovation solved the challenge of water shortage faced by community residents whose pastime is cassava farming and processing.
In a statement, the ENACTUS Nigeria described the development as “good news” and “another milestone” in its drive to improve people’s livelihood through sustainable youth innovation.
Michael Ajayi, ENACTUS Country Director, said the non-profit organisation would continue to appreciate its partners whose support encouraged the youth to make difference in local communities.
“Enactus Nigeria remains committed towards providing a platform that encourages innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership amongst the youth, while we also support national development through sustainable innovation.”