Sanergy Bicycle-Powered Poo Pump Could Redefine Sanitation in Developing Nations

by , 04/11/11

bicycle-powered latrine pump, sanergy, mit, human waste cleanup, green design, eco design, sustainable design, nate sharpe, maize sheller

A new bicycle-powered latrine pump could redefine low-cost sanitation in developing countries. The pump makes work easier for latrine shovelers, who empty a latrine’s sewage pit when it’s full. The pump’s inventor, Nate Sharpe, is part of a team of MIT engineering and business school students who formed Sanergy, a group that’s working to improve latrine designs and convert human waste into usable energy.


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