Closing the loop from waterless sanitation to energy generation
SavvyLoo is piloting a waterless sanitation solution for rural communities and temporary settlements, potentially across Africa. It separates urine and desiccate faeces in three to five days to a dry bio-waste, which is easy to transport and convert to energy using gasifier systems.
SavvyLoo affords users with a hygienic alternative to pit latrines, chemical and composting toilets, eliminating compost and sludge. It is easy to use and maintain and protects users from pathogens and odours.
SavvyLoo’s innovative design significantly reduces sanitation life-cycle costs when compared to pit latrines, waterborne and chemical toilets. As a waterless system, the toilet reduces both the economic and environmental impacts of water used in sanitation.
Savvy Loo Close Corporation owns the SavvyLoo patent rights and facilitates toilet production and sales.
Pennine Energy Innovation (Pty) Ltd holds the usufruct rights to the SavvyLoo patents, and will manufacture and trade the units.
Vaal University of Technology (VUT) develops SavvyLoo toilets from concepts to models and prototypes to trials.
Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and SAB Foundation have contributed development funding.
The Innovation Hub has contributed an environmental specialist and mentor.
The 2015 SEED Awards in South Africa are largely supported by the European Union, which is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies.
The 2015 SEED Awards in South Africa is supported by Hisense.