From Dirty Diapers to Energy

Raise your hands if you saw this coming: “a Japanese company called Super Faith has developed a miraculous system that turns used diapers into a clean fuel source in about 24 hours. The elderly care industry in Japan is growing and along with it the number of disposable adult diapers. Super Faith has figured out a way to divert the smelly waste from the landfill and use it for a cleaner cause.”

The bags of dirty diapers are transformed into dry, odorless pellets containing 5000 kcal of heat per kilogram and are meant to be used in biomass heating and electricity systems. [via]

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