It sounds grosser than it is: Bill Gates recently drank water made from human excrement.
In a video posted on his blog, The Gates Notes, the Gates Foundation co-founder demonstrates the impressive OmniProcessor, a machine manufactured by Janicki Bioenergy in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, north of Seattle.
“I watched the piles of faeces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water,” Gates writes on his blog. “The water tasted as good as any I’ve had out of a bottle. And having studied the engineering behind it, I would happily drink it every day. It’s that safe.”
(Peter Janicki of Janicki Industries told Wired’s Davey Alba that the water “meets or exceeds the standards of every one” of the various supermarket brands it has been tested against.)
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