Israeli researchers create hydrochar from human waste

November 20, 2018 |

In Israel, researchers at the Ben-Gurion University Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research have published a study in the Journal of Cleaner Production showing the use of hydrothermal carbonization to transform human waste into hydrochar for use as biofuel. A byproduct of the process is a liquid fertilizer for crops. The process sterilizes the waste, leaving it safe to handle. The researchers see the fuel as apt for household cooking and heating, used like standard coal.

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