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Foundation Honors Hertz Foundation Fellows; Biochar Group One of Eight University Teams to “Reinvent the Toilet” | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Fellows of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation helped form a team that has been selected as grant recipients to participate in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “Re-invent the Toilet Challenge” (RTTC), announced at the AfricaSan conference in Rwanda as part of more than $40 million in new investments launching its Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene strategy.

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Fellows of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation helped form a team that has been selected as grant recipients to participate in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “Re-invent the Toilet Challenge” (RTTC), announced at the AfricaSan conference in Rwanda as part of more than $40 million in new investments launching its Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene strategy.

The winning “Biochar Group” is a volunteer collaboration including Hertz Fellows from MIT, Caltech, the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University. The group is one of eight winning teams from a field of 22 universities invited to compete in the Gates Foundation challenge to develop a 21st century toilet without links to water, energy, or sewer lines that costs users under $0.05 a day.

To read the full press release, visit the Hertz Foundation web site.

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