UTS green building to harvest urine for fertiliser

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The UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) is working with government and industry to divert urine from the sewerage system for reuse as agricultural fertiliser. It’s the flipside of the Institute’s pioneering research into how to manage the world’s finite supply of phosphate, a vital ingredient in fertiliser.

Building giant Lend Lease will install the dual plumbing necessary for urine separating toilets (the toilets have one section to capture urine and another for solids) at its Barangaroo development and in the new UTS Broadway building.

Read the full story by Terry Clinton, 25 February 2013 in Stock Journal.

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