RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – RTI International has been awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a toilet for use in developing nations that converts human waste into burnable fuel, stored energy and disinfected, non-potable water.
RTI is partnered with Duke University, Colorado State University, NASA’s Ames Research Center and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to develop a prototype of this safe, sanitary and affordable waste treatment system. Our team includes experts in engineering, water and sanitation, energy, and economics.
- RTI International is developing a toilet that converts human waste into burnable fuel, stored energy and disinfected, non-potable water
- Novel waste treatment system could help improve public health and quality of life among people in developing nations
- The system will not require piped-in water, a sewer connection or outside electricity