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Urine as a Commercial Fertilizer? | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports joint project by Swiss aquatic research institute and South African water utility

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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DÜBENDORF, Switzerland -- The separate collection of urine provides innovative opportunities for the improvement of sanitation and the recycling of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Urine separation is an excellent sanitation solution, particularly in places where classic sewer-based sanitation is not sustainable. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is providing a grant of 3.0 million US dollars to support a joint project by the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) and the eThekwini Water and Sanitation utility (EWS) in South Africa to continue developing practical, community-scale nutrient recovery systems.

To read the full press release, visit the Eawag web site.

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