06 Jan '12, 8pm

The Nobel Prize for Sustainability?

The award for Best Sustainability Idea 2011 In a ceremony last month, Katerva announced the winner of its first annual award for Best Sustainable Idea, a process touted as the “Nobel Prize of Sustainability” by the non-profit organization. Sanergy , a company providing low-cost sanitation in developing countries, won the award for its work building waste treatment centers in Kenya. Its technology, a $200, locally produced toilet, is designed for 100 uses per day. Toilets are emptied and the human waste taken to a Sanergy processing facility for conversion into biogas for electricity and crop fertilizer for homes and businesses. The start-up, founded by MIT alumni, will receive $500,000 worth of in-kind consulting and assistance from a group of elite business and sustainability organizations to help bring their technology to the global market. The Awards Process Katerva is ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/06/the-nobel-prize-for-s...

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