Watch Bill Gates Drink Water That Was Once Sewer Waste

Jan 6, 2015
In November 2014, Bill Gates was given a tour of a facility that burns human waste and produces water and electricity. The facility is part of the Gates Foundation's effort to improve sanitation in poor countries. This particular project is called the Omniprocessor, and was designed and built by Janicki Bioenergy, an engineering firm based north of Seattle.

Through the use of a steam engine, it produces enough energy to power itself, with electricity to spare and can handle waste from 100,000 people, producing up to 86,000 liters of drinkable water a day and a net 250 kilowatts of electricity. The end result was a glass of delicious drinking water.
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