NTU scientists create toilet which turns poo into electricity


  •  Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a new toilet system that converts human waste to electricity and fertiliser.

  • Dubbed the “No-Mix Vacuum Toilet”, the system has two chambers which separate liquid and solid wastes.
  • “The new system will not only save water, but the most important thing is we can convert the natural human waste into something very useful, such as the fertilisers, the biogas, energy and electricity as well. So that is its biggest advantage,” he said.
  • Scientists have been working on the system since 2010.
  • Prototypes will be installed in two toilets in NTU and will be used by some 500 students.