Loowatt

£100,000 grant from 2020 to 2021

Loowatt is a sanitation technology company with deep experience in service implementation. They deliver high-quality waterless toilets, waste processing solutions for energy-from waste and implementation support for service providers seeking sewer-free solutions.

Loowatt designs and manufactures toilets that safely contain human waste, and processing machinery that facilitates the capture of embodied energy into natural gas (biogas) and fertiliser in utility-run systems. Through years of experience implementing services, the company has developed servicing models and IT solutions that support this implementation for utility and service partners.

Loowatt has been delivering toilet services to homes in Madagascar and for portable applications in the UK since 2016. After successful participation in the Laguna Water Portable Toilet Solution in 2018, the company has begun to grow through sales of hardware to service providers internationally operating in underserved dense, urban areas.

We are supporting Loowatt in one of its key focus areas – supplying hardware and delivering on its contract with the City of Manila. This is a multi-stakeholder service rollout, where Loowatt is working in partnership with the regulator and the local utility concessionaries and is funded by the federal department for environment. In addition, Loowatt is planning further service rollouts in the Philippines, expanding home services in Madagascar, and piloting with home customers in Sub-Saharan Africa.