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Generation Of Cooking Gas From The Toilet

Updated on July 31, 2010

Recently, African Biogas development: was launched on the World Bank sponsored urgentevoke game where it attracted the 2010 evoke prizes: Though, generation of Biogas from Toilets have been viewed with skepticism due to the three major problems: spread of human pathogens, overdilution of organic waste due to excessive flushing water, and the reality of achieving the environmental condition for optimum activity of Anaerobes, the evoke game period was able to introduce a practical reality that sees the project being implimentable in two months.


The solution adopted was to introduce simple sterilization techniques that removes pathogens from the Biomas before the process of Anaerobic oxidation. The second problem was tackled with the introduction of support that creates a conducive home for the proliferation of the microbes. The issue of dilution was also tackled with the introduction of unique portable toilet system that requires only a small amount of water.

The system goes into  evoke challenge on the Globalgiving site on the first of August 2010. Though, it is intended to transform rural economies of the World for the better, the primary phase begins in Africa and will eventually tourch the lives of people around the World.

The project requires collaborators and supporters to reach out to a large group of people who could be of a great impact during the Globalgiving/evoke challenge that will last for one month starting from August 2010. Other interesting projects that will be of great importance to our World can be found in: leaderboard.


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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      A very interesting concept which will be very effective on the long run. I hope they market it in a nice way.

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      James Agbogun 6 years ago

      Nicomp, I laughed! Cooking with "toilet gas" can be a very difficult thing to sell. But the Concept has a wide application that extends through kitchen sink to decaying plants.

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      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      I guess I could use the gas to heat my house, but cooking with it might be more than I could stomach! It's a very interesting concept.

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      James Agbogun 6 years ago

      Deborah, thanks a lot.

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      Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      What a fascinating concept. Thanks for writing.


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