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

Posted By Rob Goodier On April 11, 2011 @ 6:00 pm In DIY,Innovation,News,social responsibility | No Comments

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A new bicycle-powered latrine pump [1] 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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[1] bicycle-powered latrine pump: https://www.engineeringforchange.org/news/2011/04/06/a_bike_powered_poop_pump_is_redefining_low_cost_sanitation.html

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