Burkinabe Engineer Turns Water Hyacinth Into Gold Mine

In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital city, Mariama Mamane, cuts up water hyacinth, fermenting it into a fertilizer and compost for farmers, called Jacigrow. The by-product of the fertilizer is a gas, which Mamane's machine captures in blue plastic square bags.

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Water hyacinth chokes waterways, but can be turned into a rich compost, while creating biogas.

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