Video:17-year-old Kenyan creates energy from human waste


Power Hackers, a series made in collaboration with Autodesk, profiles unexpected makers and designers who are developing creative climate solutions.

This video follows high schooler Leroy Mwasaru and his classmates in their quest to develop a sustainable source of energy. Their solution is a human waste-fueled bioreactor that will clean up their town’s water supply while powering outlets and stovetops.

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Special thanks to Elli Suzuki at Global Minimum ( for connecting us to Leroy.

Filmed by Alicia Sully and Sebastian Lindstrom.

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