Banka Bioloo

Banka BioLoo Pvt Ltd

Banka BioLoo provides environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions for sanitation. Banka BioLoo specialises in human waste management. Banka Bioloo uses bio-digester technology patented and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), a government agency, to dispose of human waste in a low-cost, and low-maintenance manner, utilizing anaerobic digestion, with bacteria activated in cow dung. They use this set of bacteria that “eat away” human waste, leaving biogas that can be made into for fuel and water that can be reused for gardening. The company’s offerings include bio-toilets (or bioloos) for families, public and community bio-toilets and bio-toilets for schools and institutions, bio-tanks for Indian Railways, bio-digesters (the bacterial culture) and bio-tanks, and upgrade of septic tanks to bio-tanks. They also service bio-toilets, and have entered into annual maintenance and operations contracts with different Railway zones.

The Bioloo can also be upgraded with additional fees. With this, they can add pumps, glossy paint, tiles, mirrors, and water tanks.Interview with designer

Toilet type: flush toilet, biodigester

Product description

Banka BioLoo provides environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions for sanitation. Banka BioLoo specialises in human waste management. Banka Bioloo uses bio-digester technology patented and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), a government agency, to dispose of human waste in a low-cost, and low-maintenance manner, utilizing anaerobic digestion, with bacteria activated in cow dung. They use this set of bacteria that “eat away” human waste, leaving biogas that can be made into for fuel and water that can be reused for gardening. The company’s offerings include bio-toilets (or bioloos) for families, public and community bio-toilets and bio-toilets for schools and institutions, bio-tanks for Indian Railways, bio-digesters (the bacterial culture) and bio-tanks, and upgrade of septic tanks to bio-tanks. They also service bio-toilets, and have entered into annual maintenance and operations contracts with different Railway zones.

The Bioloo can also be upgraded with additional fees. With this, they can add pumps, glossy paint, tiles, mirrors, and water tanks.Interview with designer

Toilet type: flush toilet, biodigester

Target region(s)
Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price

Basic model for the system is $600. With upgrades, the price can rise to $1500.Interview with designer

Competitive landscape

Alternatives include pit latrines or open defection

SDG targeted
Target user(s)

The Banka Bioloo targets low-income populations in India that don’t have access to waste management solutions in-home. They also target organizations and companies that sponsor the Bioloo by becoming customers, such as India’s national railway company.Interview with designer

Their target market for this sector includes schools, villages, small communities, resorts, inlands, defense, and industrial factories.

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