(CNN) – Bill Gates wants to turn poop into drinking water and now, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is backing a test plant north of Seattle.
First, the feces is heated to 1,832 degrees Fahrenheit to draw off the water, then the dried feces is then burned, producing enough heat to generate electricity.
The goal is to prevent disease caused by contaminated water supplies.
The first operational plant is planned for Senegal.
Gates says he’s tasted the water and it’s “delicious” and as good as any he’s had out of the bottle.