The Loowatt System
It’s one thing to understand the exciting potential of a value-generating toilet system, but extracting that value in real world situations is entirely another.
Loowatt has developed a model that can calculate system outputs based on inputs, and the value of those outputs depending upon the context where the system is installed. Considerations include number of users, types of waste, and uses of energy. Alongside this model, we have developed a method for adapting the system to maximize its value in a given context.
Our current pilot system in Antananarivo, Madagascar, has presented an exciting opportunity to test our implementation model in a real world environment. Energy from biogas will increase the value of toilet ownership, while fertilizer products will feed value back into the whole system.