Schulich School of Engineering receives US$100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

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The Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Ian Gates and Dr. Michael Kallos, associate professors in chemical engineering, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled, “Anaerobic Microdigesters with Micro Combined Thermoelectric Heat and Power Generation to Convert Human Excreta to Electricity, Heat, Methane, Fertilizer, and Water.”

Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) funds scientists and researchers worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold in how we solve persistent global health and development challenges. Dr. Gates’s and Dr. Kallos’s project is one of over 85 Grand Challenges Explorations Round 6 grants announced today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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