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Pivot Plant: Converting human waste to fuel to finance complete sanitation - Various documents on results from research grant

Muspratt, A., Wade, T. (2014)

Published in: 2014

Pivot Ltd, Kenya

Muspratt, A., Wade, T.

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This library entry contains background documents for a grant that Ashley Muspratt is leading and which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Further information and a discussion is available on the SuSanA discussion forum, see link below.

Short description of the project:

Pivot is building our first fecal sludge to solid fuel facility (called Pivot Works) that will act as a commercial-scale demonstration factory. When successful, this sanitation process and business model will dramatically lower the barrier to delivering complete sanitation in low-income urban areas of developing countries by generating a viable revenue stream from the sale of fecal sludge-derived by-products.


Build a facility in Mombasa, Kenya with an initial capacity of 5 tonnes Pivot Fuel per day
Significantly de-risk the project and unleash commercial capital to take the plant to its full-scale of 40 tonnes Pivot Fuel per day
Leverage this demonstration plant to generate a pipeline of expansion opportunities, furthering the vision of radically improving public and environmental health in cities across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

This project is also related to the FaME project -

Documents available for download below:

1 - Fuel potential of faecal sludge: calorific value results from Uganda, Ghana and Senegal - Journal paper, 2014
(this is a paper in the Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 04.2, 2014 and is provided as an open access Version)

2 - Maximizing sludge sourcing from low income communities (presentation at FSM3 Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, Jan. 2015) (by Rachel Sklar)

Bibliographic information

Muspratt, A., Wade, T. (2014). Pivot Plant: Converting human waste to fuel to finance complete sanitation - Various documents on results from research grant. Pivot Ltd, Kenya

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Energy: fuel (liquid or solid) English Faecal sludge treatment processes Faeces or faecal sludge Sub-Saharan Africa

Further readings


1 - Fuel potential of faecal sludge: calorific value results (journal paper, 2014)

Format: pdf file
Size: 0.27 MB

2 - Maximizing sludge sourcing from low income communities

Format: pdf file
Size: 1.2 MB

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