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Solar toilet locks-in greenhouse gases, increases crop yields

Developed with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a self-contained, waterless, solar-powered toilet heats human waste to a high enough temperature to sterilize it and create biochar, a highly porous charcoal used to both increase crop yields and sequester carbon dioxide. The inventors, from the University of Colorado Boulder, say the revolutionary thunderbox […]

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