Our mission is to offer transformative solutions in response to water and sanitation challenges around the world. Our Biogenic Refinery provides thermochemical treatment of high moisture materials such as manures, human excreta, agriculture residues and food waste. Our services provide Design, Technology Adoption Support, and Impact Measurement. Our decentralized technologies deliver improvements in health, the environment and quality of life while promoting gender equality. Our vision is to become a world leader in decentralized, community scale non-sewered thermal sanitation solutions that significantly impact quality of life and equality in served areas.
Private sector, including social enterprises
2016 - 2019
Small Pyrolysis Unit Product Development and Commercialization Planning
To support the development of a technology solution and institutional framework to manage septage and fecal sludge from non-sewered toilets for safe treatment and disposal
This grant will fund the development and testing of small omniprocessors (OPs) at Design Validation scale at various field sites in India. The original small pyrolysis OP was tested for a period of 18 months in Bangalore India. The goal of this project is to design, build and field test at multiple locations a refined technology based on the …
2015 - 2016
Combined heat and power stage 1 development plan
To develop a system that can power an appliance for sanitation in areas where electricity is not available or economically feasible
Under this project, Biomass Controls PBC (Biomass Controls) of Woodstock, Connecticut will explore and develop micro-combined heat and power (mCHP) technology for off-grid resource recovery of human feces and/or other biogenic materials. This work shall be, initially, in conjunction with the Biomass Controls Biogenic Refinery being presently …
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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