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Turning human waste into 'black gold' in China

The push to repurpose faeces into energy resources or fertiliser is expanding as its cities become more crammed
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 05:50
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A growing portion of China's toilet waste is converted into fertiliser and biogas.

Hong Kong

HEINZ-PETER Mang is obsessed with turning human waste into gold. As millions of Chinese move to cities, the German engineer is convinced the country is on the way to hitting the jackpot.

A growing portion of China's toilet waste is converted into fertiliser and biogas. In