Kenyan company uses human feces for use in cooking and heating

Long burning times and no odor nor harmful pathogens. Locals in Nakuru, Kenya, are beginning to warm up to briquettes made from human feces.

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Kenyan firm Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company subscribes to the mantra of "waste not, want not", reports Reuters, explaining that the company manufactures briquettes made from human feces for use in cooking and heating.

Employees process the waste, dry it, treat it in a kiln, and carbonize it with sawdust at 300 degrees Celsius, and eventually press it into balls that are then sold by the kilo as briquettes.

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