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Conversion of Human Excreta to Energy and Biochar

Jason Aramburu of re:char in the U.S. proposes to use low-cost pyrolysis reactors to convert human waste into biochar, which can be used as a replacement for wood charcoal or chemical fertilizers. This project will also assess the income-generating potential of this biocharcoal.

More information about Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies (Round 7)

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Grand Challenges partnership network. Visit www.grandchallenges.org to view the map of awarded grants across this network and grant opportunities from partners.