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‘Energy’ toilets meet ideas worth spreading at TED Nairobi

‘Energy’ toilets meet ideas worth spreading at TED Nairobi | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

Another speaker, Josiah Omotto who heads Umande Trust, touched on a popular theme for the day: Toilets. Who can do without them? But what forward thinking people like Omotto are doing is using human waste and turning it into biofuel. Each of us produces on average 300 grammes of waste per day; Omotto’s organisation has designed a bio-digester system that produces safe cooking gas and alternative sanitation systems.

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Tyre recycling, an environmental and economic solution

Tyre recycling, an environmental and economic solution | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

Procellantas in Colombia will recycle all components in used tires by way of thermal microwave treatment, thus avoiding toxic smoke from the burning of such tires or the overflowing of these into sanitary fillings in cities – both of which represent an alarmingly growing environmental problem throughout the region.

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Le recyclage des pneus, une solution écologique et économique

Le recyclage des pneus, une solution écologique et économique | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it

En Colombie, Procellantas va procéder au recyclage de tous les composants de pneus usés par le biais d’un traitement thermique par micro-ondes afin d’éviter la fumée toxique qui émane des pneus lorsqu’on les brûle ainsi que la surcharge des décharges urbaines – qui constituent, tous deux, un problème environnemental croissant dans l’ensemble de la région.

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