ADRIENNE DAY is a writer, editor
and New York native. She has
written for The New York Times, New
York magazine, the Village Voice,
Stanford Social Innovation Review,
and Wired, among other outlets, and
has worked as an editor at EW and
Spin magazines. Adrienne holds a
bachelor’s from SUNY Binghamton
and a master’s in journalism from
One day last autumn at the University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. student Emily Woods rolled a small black globe between her fingers that left behind dark smudgy traces. She had fished it out of a bag of similar golf ball-sized black spheres, all made of the same charcoal- like substance, and stacked it with a few others in a cookstove to
demonstrate how they can be used for preparing meals. These balls burn just like
charcoal, she explained, but are not made of the traditional materials. They are
made of human waste. That’s right—poop.
co-founded “e.quinox” in 2008 and
BBOXX in 2010, providing affordable
energy products and services in developing countries. He is responsible
for product development, supply
chain and BBOXX’s manufacturing
and technology partnerships. Baker-Brian earned an M.Eng degree in
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
from Imperial College London.
4kg total weight
Sanivation's "Blue Box"
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WASTE NOT: ADDRESSING THE
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SANITATION AND FUEL NEED
Two engineers discovered that the solution to the sanitation
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waste, but rather, repurposing it.