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Solar-Powered Toilet Turns Poop Into Charcoal-Like Pellets

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Though typically uttered with more vulgar language, the off-color remark of “defecating a brick” usually signifies a person’s shock. Once you see this solar-powered toilet, you may be inspired to do the same, quite literally.

Led by Karl Linden, an environmental engineering professor at the University of Colorado, a team of engineers built the Sol-Char, a toilet that scorches waste via fiber-optic cables, heated by solar concentrators on the roof. The system produces a useful byproduct called biochar, a sanitary charcoal briquette-like material that can be used for agricultural fertilizer and soil amendment. Read more…

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