About Us

Who we are

The BioFactory is a Bath based start-up, designing sanitation-to-energy solutions for use low-income, high-density areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Our mission is to uphold the basic human right of sanitation and energy access for all, no matter their situation. 

What we do

We have designed an off-grid toilet and waste processing plant that utilises biological processes to convert human waste into cooking fuel and soil conditioner. Our system is rugged and easily deployable without the need for construction, and ideal for schools, urban community centres and refugee camps.

Our Tech

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Turning Poo into Power

Turning Poo into Power

Turning Poo into Power

The BioFactory turns human waste into fuel used for cooking, replacing the harmful indoor camp fires that are currently used.

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Safe Sanitation

Turning Poo into Power

Turning Poo into Power

Our system uses principles of sanitation developed by UNICEF to ensure our latrines are safe to use.

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Built to last

Turning Poo into Power

Built to last

We have designed our system to be rugged and easily maintainable, using bicycle repair tools that are already owned by many communities.

The Sanitation Crisis

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1 in every 3 people...

340,000 children die...

340,000 children die...

...are without access to sanitation facilities around the world.  

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340,000 children die...

340,000 children die...

340,000 children die...

...every year due to the lack of appropriate Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Facilities (WASH). 

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Refugees camps...

340,000 children die...

Refugees camps...

...are considered the most at-risk population to the sanitation crisis.  

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Our Partnership Community

The BioFactory is supported by a growing community of incredible and innovative companies. If you are interested in joining our community, please get in touch at info@the-biofactory.com.

Funding and Support Partners

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