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Mexican Project Turns Dog Waste into Electricity

02 September 2015

MEXICO - A new project in Mexico City is aiming to produce electricity using discarded dog faeces.

Mexican Composcan aims to be a comprehensive management system for the faeces, producing the electricity through a digester.

"We thought about how to develop a system that would solve this problem, to the point that it became a benefit to society," said the biologist Fernando Hernandez Leyva in an interview with the News Agency Conacyt.

Composcan founders are graduates of the Master in Business Administration at the University Socioambientales Environment (UMA).

Therefore, biologist Hernandez Leyva, the teacher Alfredo Cuesta Godoy and industrial designer Eduardo Olivares Guevara decided to work on this project because they detected a major area of opportunity in dog faeces.

"In Mexico City lie approximately two million dogs that generate about 700 tons daily. It is a problem of enormous magnitude," said co-founder of Composcan, Cuesta Godoy.

Thus, Olivares Guevara began work on the design and development of a special container where people could deposit the waste of your pet for the project.

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