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Toilet company wins competition

May 16, 2011

CAMBRIDGE, MA — A startup company that creates affordable and hygienic toilets to help fight disease in developing countries won first prize in the 2011 MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, according to WCBV-TV.

Sanergy, a company founded by MIT engineering students and MIT Sloan School MBA candidates, has developed toilets that can be placed in slums without sewage infrastructure, the article stated.

According to the article, the resulting waste can be converted into energy and organic fertilizer.

"At each step of the process, Sanergy sanitation systems create jobs, opportunity and profit while addressing social and economic needs," said team member Ani Vallabhaneni.

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