National Energy Globe Award Madagascar (overall winner)

Submitted by: Sanitec
Implemented country: Madagascar
Title: Human Waste as Fuel from Home

Specially designed sanitary equipment and slightly modified installation methods are employed to maintain favorable environmental conditions in the septic tanks to efficiently convert human waste into methane gas via a selective bacteria group. Successful trials were implemented in the laboratory. This enables people to produce their fuel from home, which they can use for cooking and lighting without costs. Furthermore, it helps to improve sanitary habits, reduces poverty, avoids deforestation and improves people’s living conditions and economical situation.

Category: Earth