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1 SANITATION FOR ENERGY 19 November 2013 Photo credit: Dennis Keller

2 40% of people in the world still do not have a toilet There can be wealth in well-managed waste SANITATION AND ENERGY SANITATION FOR ENERGY Photo credit:

3 SANITATION FOR ENERGY Productive sanitation means making use of human excreta for nutrients, organic matter, water and energy The sustainable and hygienic use of human excreta protects water quality, health and the environment as well as being a source of renewable energy HOW SANITATION LEADS TO ENERGY Photo credit: IARC

4 SANITATION FOR ENERGY Anaerobic digestion is a biological process to breakdown organic matter by bacteria Anaerobic means in the absence of oxygen A byproduct of this process is methane gas BIOGAS Photo credit:

5 SANITATION FOR ENERGY Methane gas ix extracted from organic waste This gas is used to drive turbines or combustion engines or burned Biogas energy is often used at the location where it was produced (lighting, heating) ANAEROBIC DIGESTION Photo credit:

6 SANITATION FOR ENERGY Reduces carbon emissions by converting methane to CO2 and water Digested slurry byproduct can be used as fertilizer Improves indoor air quality 6 kWh/m3 = approx. 0.5 L of diesel oil Photo credit: BENEFITS OF BIOGAS Photo credit:

7 SANITATION FOR ENERGY Improve your family’s lives – Stand up for your right to a toilet! Leanne Burney, UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation Email: Therese Dooley, UNICEF Email: Amanda Marlin, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council Email: Corinne Schuster-Wallace, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health Email:

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