Technology Partners

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene program fosters innovative approaches and technologies that can lead to radical and sustainable improvements in sanitation in the developing world. Within the Innovation Center, partners may learn more about the innovators and organizations funded by the Gates Foundation and the transformative technologies being developed.

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Reinvented Toilets

Cranfield University

Duke University (super-critical water oxidation)

Duke University is developing a community-scale fecal sludge treatment unit that relies on supercritical water oxidation to generate energy in the form of hot water and steam, while eliminating all types of harmful organisms.

RTI International

University of South Florida (USF)

University of Toronto

University of the West of England, Bristol

Omni-Processors

Biomass Controls

The Biomass Controls Biogenic Refinery is a transportable, modular treatment system that processes fecal sludge solids and other high moisture biosolids into valuable end products such as biochar. The Biomass Controls pyrolyzer is a component of the Tide Technocrats fecal sludge treatment plant.

Duke University (super-critical water oxidation)

Duke University is developing a community-scale fecal sludge treatment unit that relies on supercritical water oxidation to generate energy in the form of hot water and steam, while eliminating all types of harmful organisms.

Tide Technocrats (pyrolysis)

Tide Technocrat’s community scale system incorporates fecal sludge dewatering, effluent treatment, and the pyrolysis of high cake solids. The process is an effective pollution control device and produces biochar, which can be used as a soil amendment.