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Recycling urine into fertilizer at the 'Pee Hive'

Environmental engineer Harold Leverenz, a UC Davis researcher, collects urine from Sudwerk Brewery to convert to fertilizer. At the brewery, a specialized outhouse, known as the pee hive, contains a urinal for use by both men and women. Collected urine is then taken to a treatment site for fertilizer production.

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Recycling urine into fertilizer at the 'Pee Hive'

Environmental engineer Harold Leverenz, a UC Davis researcher, collects urine from Sudwerk Brewery to convert to fertilizer. At the brewery, a specialized outhouse, known as the pee hive, contains a urinal for use by both men and women. Collected urine is then taken to a treatment site for fertilizer production.
Randall Benton The Sacramento Bee
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