It's unclear at exactly what point Applied Clean Tech collects the fecal matter from.
It's not just fecal matter that the company uses, but rather it converts the cellulose in sludge, meaning toilet paper, fecal matter, and other material, into paper. The resulting paper is odorless, clean, and biologically safe and harmless.
The company believes it could eventually supply as much as 10 percent of the paper market. Let's be honest: the world's population isn't going anywhere but up, up, up. As that happens, the amount of waste material will increase, too, and so will the amount of paper that can be produced.
Applied Clean Tech was founded in 2007. It has previously been received financing by sich venture capital firms as Saturn Venture Partners in Boston, Mass.