This morning we heard from a friend in Yunan, China, that the dry composting toilet that Deb Go and Grace Neslen built 2 years ago has completed its first composting cycle. The proud owners, Mabao and Madoo, are ready to use the compost in their sugar cane fields and vegetable gardens. They already use the diverted urine. Speaking of urine as fertilizer, the University of Kuopio in Finland has done research that shows that human urine is a very good fertilizer. Check out this article from Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=human-urine-is-an-effective-fertilizer
Here's a photo of Madoo at his dry composting toilet. One thing that Mabao, his wife really likes is that their dry composting toilet does not smell.