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Fuel from faeces - Kenyan innovation to address deforestation

Graham Watson

6th February 2020

Recycling of the first order, the circular economy, environmentally-friendly, health enhancing, and developmentally beneficial. A Kenyan social enterprise Sanivation is producing fuel out of faeces and, I suspect, other firms in other countries will be attempting to copy this innovation.

Sanivation, a company based in Kenya, are making fuel out of human faeces. When combined with sawdust and rose waste, the faecal sludge is transformed into sustainable coal briquettes which burn for longer and emit just a third of the emissions of regular coal.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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