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  • Climate Foundation receives letter of congratulations from EPA Head on Alaska grant - www
    letter of congratulations from the Environmental Protection Agency EPA head Gina McCarthy on being chosen as a recipient of the 2013 15 North American Partnership on Environmental Community Action grant On March 4 the international Commission for Environmental Cooperation awarded an 85 000 grant to Climate Foundation and the Re Locate project to work with the Tribal and City Councils of Kivalina Alaska to develop a shovel ready project to provide biochar sanitation to the village Ms Gina McCarthy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said in her letter Your work to improve sanitation for Arctic villages across North America will strengthen communities and complement efforts under way at the EPA The EPA is proud to support The Climate Foundation as you address environmental challenges at the community level Local relationships roles and responsibilities are critical to understand visualize and integrate into the design of any new waste management plan said Michael Gerace founder and chief curator of Re Locate Biochar systems and dry toilets play an important role but the success of the technology depends on its effective integration with and support of the autonomously functioning practices that are operating in the village already In the Kivalina project partners will improve upon engineer and adapt Biochar Reactor technology developed for sub Saharan Africa by the Climate Foundation to Arctic conditions These reactors process human waste into energy biochar briquettes and useful raw materials The biochar project addresses sanitation as the most critical opportunity to improve public health in the village Residential homes in Kivalina lack toilets and running water and people use honey buckets paint buckets lined with plastic trash bags and covered with portable seats to store and haul human waste Located on a barrier island Kivalina is highly susceptible to erosion and the impacts of climate change

    Original URL path: http://www.climatefoundation.org/science-and-news-b/announcements/climatefoundationreceivesletterofcongratulationsfromepaheadonalaskagrant (2016-04-25)
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  • Innovative Sanitation Solution Revealed at Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India - www
    prototype later this year Cornell University Department of Crop Soil Sciences researchers study biochar s usefulness as a soil amendment around the world Agfuel Energy Systems from Aurora MO in the United States has provided two biomass furnace bases which are retrofitted to meet the standards of processing human waste Prasino Group from Calgary Canada provides operations sales and marketing for biochar Tide Technocrats India provides design and manufacturing expertise in Bangalore India ClearStak is an environmental engineering company in Woodstock Connecticut in the United States and has retrofitted the biochar reactor Thermal Energy International in Ottawa Canada has designed the waste heat recovery system and the energy efficient biomass dryer to dry human waste Triopac based in Montreal Canada has worked on the manufacturing of the biomass dryer Genoa Stirling from Milan Italy is providing a Stirling engine for generating several kilowatts of electricity at target price points Biochar is created from biomass which is heated in a low oxygen environment creating a high quality charcoal When mixed with depleted soil biochar can reduce the amount of fertilizer and water needed to grow crops Biochar is retained in soils for more than 1000 years The biochar reactor can process up to 100 kg human waste per hour with no pretreatment and recaptures heat of condensation for energy efficient drying It could process human waste for less than 5 cents based on the US dollar per person per day Biochar as an agricultural soil supplement can potentially be sold in Kenya for 550 per ton Dustin Dover AgFuel director of operations says I am excited to be a part of the demonstration and the innovation that has the potential to mitigate sanitation problems in impoverished regions of the world Partnering with the Climate Foundation allows us to explore Combined Heat and Power CHP technology while helping to resolve the problem with human waste explains Dover ClearStak LLC the company that manufactures the electric components for AgFuel furnaces has modified these systems to burn human waste for this challenge The result is a unique system that not only produces heat but power too William Crossland CEO of Thermal Energy International Inc said We are excited by the future possibilities that this sanitation solution may represent The prototype unit utilizes our FLU ACE heat recovery system and our DRY REX Biomass Dryer technologies to recapture waste heat for energy efficient drying While there is still work to do to optimize and commercialize the system the Biochar sanitation solution represents an innovative breakthrough in managing human solid waste and consistent with goals of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge is designed to eliminate the need for power water or sewers while being financially sustainable Hamish Fallside Chief Operating Officer of Climate Foundation helped lead the research and development of the reactor Fallside describes how the solution is able to produce its own energy After drying the human waste is fed into the carbonizer an oven heating it up to 300 700 degrees Celsius without

    Original URL path: http://www.climatefoundation.org/science-and-news-b/announcements/innovativesanitationsolutionrevealedatreinventthetoiletfairindia (2016-04-25)
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  • Sustainable Sanitation with Biochar - www
    16 PM by Erica Schleicher Climate Foundation will present its innovative solution for human waste management at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair India which coincides with World Water Day on March 22 One quarter of India s population which is more than all the people in the United States and a total of more 2 5 billion people worldwide do not have access to adequate sanitation today The Climate Foundation

    Original URL path: http://www.climatefoundation.org/science-and-news-b/announcements/sustainablesanitationwithbiochar (2016-04-25)
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  • International Funding Grant Awarded to Support Biochar Sanitation Project in Kivalina, Alaska - www
    save the world science news announcements press releases videos in the news get in touch science news announcements International Funding Grant Awarded to Support Biochar Sanitation Project in Kivalina Alaska posted Mar 22 2014 2 15 PM by Erica Schleicher Kivalina Alaska On March 4 the international Commission for Environmental Cooperation awarded funding to the Climate Foundation and Re Locate to work with the Tribal and City Councils of Kivalina to develop a shovel ready project to provide biochar sanitation to the village Kivalina an Inupiat Eskimo community in the Northwest Arctic is among seventeen other communities that received an award out of a total pool of 589 applicants The biochar project addresses sanitation as the most critical opportunity to improve public health in the village Residential homes in Kivalina lack toilets and running water and people use honey buckets paint buckets lined with plastic trash bags and covered with portable seats to store and haul human waste Located on a barrier island Kivalina is highly susceptible to erosion and the impacts of climate change Plans to relocate the village have limited investment in basic water and sewer services Kivalina Tribal and City Councils are partnering with the Climate Foundation

    Original URL path: http://www.climatefoundation.org/science-and-news-b/announcements/internationalfundinggrantawardedtosupportbiocharsanitationprojectinkivalinaalaska (2016-04-25)
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  • Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India - Solutions for India and the World - www
    help save the world science news announcements press releases videos in the news get in touch science news announcements Reinvent the Toilet Fair India Solutions for India and the World posted Mar 22 2014 2 11 PM by Erica Schleicher As we enter 2014 momentum is building to ensure that all people have access to safe affordable sanitation Now is the time to harness and hasten this momentum That s

    Original URL path: http://www.climatefoundation.org/science-and-news-b/announcements/reinventthetoiletfairindia-solutionsforindiaandtheworld (2016-04-25)
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    not inevitable or unsolvable we believe that we have solutions we believe that with the right help we can stop the mass extinctions we can lower the carbon we can reverse climate change we can save the earth The Climate Foundation s Goals include ECO SYSTEM survival Food SECURITY Balance CARBON Preserve the coral reefs sustain the fish lower atmospheric carbon dioxide together we can keep millions of species from

    Original URL path: http://www.ClimateFoundation.org/ (2016-04-25)
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