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The Future of Waste/Electricity:
Converting electricity through toilet flushes

DMU Industrial design student, Tom Broadbent’s money and  energy-saving brainwave is called the HighDro Power and works by  harnessing the energy from falling waste water in the soil pipes of  high-rise buildings, converting it to electricity through an ingenious  device.

As well as having developed a potentially commercially viable  product, Tom is waiting to hear whether he will win accolades from the  Institute of Engineering Designers (IED) and the Dyson Awards. He is  also entering the Kevin McCloud Green Heroes award to win the  opportunity to show HighDro Power at the NEC’s Grand Designs Live show.

The invention was developed in answer to targets set at the G8 Summit  by governments to reduce their country’s carbon dioxide emissions and  dependency on fossil fuels for energy production by 2050. In HighDro  Power, the electricity can either be utilised in the building to save  £926-per-year for a seven-storey building or sold back to the national  grid on a buy-back tariff.
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The Future of Waste/Electricity:

Converting electricity through toilet flushes

DMU Industrial design student, Tom Broadbent’s money and energy-saving brainwave is called the HighDro Power and works by harnessing the energy from falling waste water in the soil pipes of high-rise buildings, converting it to electricity through an ingenious device.

As well as having developed a potentially commercially viable product, Tom is waiting to hear whether he will win accolades from the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED) and the Dyson Awards. He is also entering the Kevin McCloud Green Heroes award to win the opportunity to show HighDro Power at the NEC’s Grand Designs Live show.

The invention was developed in answer to targets set at the G8 Summit by governments to reduce their country’s carbon dioxide emissions and dependency on fossil fuels for energy production by 2050. In HighDro Power, the electricity can either be utilised in the building to save £926-per-year for a seven-storey building or sold back to the national grid on a buy-back tariff.

Via robotindisguise

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