Human Waste Bioreactor


A bioreactor designed for institutions in Kenya.

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Product description Brand name and product description

The Human Waste Bioreactor uses sewage to generate electricity with the intent of saving the forest cover by providing an alternative to fuel power. The system was designed by a team of students from Kenya, led by Leroy Mwasaru (who was 17 years old at the time). The product was specifically created for learning institutions and prisons, environments where sewage can be a concern.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The Human Waste Bioreactor is not yet on the market as it is still in prototype phase. Due to the high installation cost, Greenpact is looking to fund their project with a crowdsourcing campaign

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Other waste-to-energy systems such as Flexi Biogas BG5

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Consumers who lack electricity and have an abundance of either human waste or animal waste.

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