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Scientists convert waste toilet paper into power

Sep 20, 2017, 6:19 AM EDT
(Source: Mariam Shahab/flickr)
(Source: Mariam Shahab/flickr)

In pursuit of clean electricity, the researchers from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands have turned to a rather filthy stuff – your waste toilet paper.

The team has developed a two-step process to extract the carbon content present in used toilet papers and turn it into electricity at a cost, roughly comparable to that incurred in generating power from residential solar installations, writes Business Standard.

Researchers call the process “the ultimate waste recycling concept,” as it releases just one-sixth of the carbon emissions compared to a coal plant while also reducing trash that clogs and overflows the sewages, notes Live Science.

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