Resource Archive – 2019

J-OP Suitability Snapshot in Ghana

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: Ghana, Senegal
Published date: November 2019

Brief description:

In 2019, STeP conducted research related to the suitability of the Janicki Omni Processor (J-OP) in Ghana. This public-facing report captures some of the insights from STeP research, providing readers with an initial understanding of market and technical factors influencing the suitability of the J-OP to be sited in Kumasi and Sekondi-Takoradi. The report also includes a sanitation landscape of Ghana and an estimate of the potential market size for the J-OP.

Key topics

  • J-OP suitability analysis
  • Sanitation landscape in Ghana
  • Market size
  • Competitive landscape

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Incinerator Market Landscape: Analysis of India and South Africa

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: India, South Africa
Published date: November 2019

Brief description:

Providing appropriate disposal options for menstrual hygiene products along with improved sanitation can drive toilet use and benefit the lives of women, girls, and their communities. On-premise incinerators are being installed in some women’s bathrooms to provide hygienic and private disposal.

This report examines the market opportunity for menstrual hygiene product incinerators in India and South Africa, including the total market opportunity, key market segments, and the likelihood of key segments to adopt MHM incinerators. The report also includes insights from interviews with manufacturers of menstrual hygiene incinerators currently in the market in India.

Key topics

  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Characteristics of incumber menstrual hygiene product incinerators

Costs Associated with Shared Toilets in India and China

Author: STeP
Country of focus: India and China
Published: October 2019

Brief description:

This resource provides an overview of lifecycle costs of existing shared toilets in India and China. STeP, with local partners, collected data on the costs to install and operate shared toilets to understand what prices buyers face in these markets in which a MURT may compete. Cost data for school, toilet, and community and public use cases are summarized in aggregate and presented in detail via a full dataset that is publicly available.

Costs Associated with Shared Toilets in India and China – Dataset

Brief description:

This document contains the cost data for school, toilet, and community and public use cases that are summarized in the resource Costs Associated with Shared Toilets in India and China.

Creating the Path to Profitability for the Reinvented Toilet

Author: STeP and Eram Scientific
Country of focus: India
Published: September 2019

Brief description:

This report presents seven potential business model ideas for companies to consider as they plan their Reinvented Toilet (RT) commercialization strategies in emerging sanitation markets. This report also aims to help donors and governments understand how they might support RT market creation efforts. In 2019, STeP and Eram Scientific, a leading sanitation technology enterprise in India, partnered to design and test new RT business model ideas. This report presents hypotheses and insights generated through this collaborative effort.

OP Market Sizing Model

Published: October 2019

Brief description:

This omni processor (OP) market sizing model uses a bottom-up (city-level) approach to allow users to approximate the potential market opportunity – by number of units – for the OP in urban India from 2020 to 2030. The model considers two OP use-cases: deployment as a component of a fecal sludge treatment plant (FSTP) and co-location with a sewage treatment plant (STP) for the treatment of biosolids. Model users can modify key inputs and assumptions, such as the OP treatment capacity and policies influencing OP adoption rates, to project the potential market potential for up to two different OP units. Model outputs can help inform users’ go-to-market strategies and other initiatives related to OP technology in India.

Market Segments in India for the MURT

Author: STeP
Country of focus: India
Published: September 2019

Brief description:

This two-page overview of the >$500M annual revenue opportunity for Multi-Unit Reinvented Toilets (MURTs) in India summarizes key points from seven of STeP’s detailed market intelligence reports. Intended for new, executive-level readers on the topic, the report highlights major market segments for MURTs in India and describes high-level trends and procurement drivers in each segment. The report will provide readers with an initial understanding of the MURT opportunity in India.

Regional Briefing on Sanitation: Latin American and the Caribbean

Author: STeP
Country of focus: Latin America and the Carribean
Published: September 2019

Brief description:

This report highlights regionwide trends in onsite sanitation, fecal sludge management and wastewater treatment. These trends illustrate a service delivery gap and opportunity for non-sewered sanitation technologies. It is estimated that the total potential market for the construction of improved household toilets is between US $1-15 billion, while the potential market for fecal sludge management services is US $3 billion.

Nano Membrane Toilet Business Exploitation Plan

STeP or Partner: Practical Action Consulting International, Scene Connect
Country of focus: Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa
Published date: June 2019

Brief description:

Using the Kenyan market (and Nairobi) as a case study, this report employs the business model canvas framework to explore the market potential for the Nano Membrane Toilet (NMT) in urban Sub-Saharan Africa. The study generated two outputs: this report, and a suite of basic financial modelling spreadsheet tools assessing the commercial viability of the NMT in 3 market segments. The report and the suite of tools are rich with insights for Reinvented Toilet developers in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. They were developed through a combination of secondary research, stakeholder interviews, and financial modelling activities led by Practical Action Consulting and Scene Connect consultants, for Cranfield University. The financial modelling tools accompanying the report are available on request.

Key topics

  • Primary customer segments
  • Value propositions by customer segment
  • Distribution models
  • Cost structure and revenue streams

South Africa: Municipal Sanitation

Author: SP Investment Holdings
Country of focus: South Africa
Published: April 2019

Brief description:

This study focuses on the Reinvented Toilet (RT) sanitation landscape for South African municipalities. The report provides nine key recommendations for sanitation technology innovators considering the South African market and highlights eight key factors municipalities consider when procuring new sanitation technologies. Insights are driven by qualitative interviews and data at both national and municipal levels. Readers can apply these insights to tailor design and go-to-market strategy for your sanitation technology to the South African context. A data-rich annex provides readers with a deeper understanding of the demographics and sanitation technology experiences of 23 South African municipalities.