the Climate Foundation focuses on carbon sustainability in soils and oceans, including biochar sanitation infrastructure.
2011 - 2015
Conversion of human waste into biochar using pyrolysis at a community-scale facility in Kenya
To design, build, and test a self-contained system that can pyrolyze (decompose organic material at high temperatures without oxygen) human solid waste into a type of biological charcoal (biochar) that captures and stores carbon.
In the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge (RTTC), researchers from all over the world are challenged to come up with a radical new technology for treating human waste, and eventually making it accessible for the whole world. Just treatment is not enough though; the solution has to be affordable, and has to produce valuable elements from the waste - …
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