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BJ has a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and a research background in biofuels and renewable energy from waste sources.She joined the Sol-Char Sanitation team as a masters student, researching the use of the system's byproduct charcoal from human waste as a solid fuel for domestic heating and cooking in the developing world.  After completing her masters, she worked in Ghana on another fuel-from-sanitation byproducts research project, and has since returned to Colorado as a researcher on the Sol-Char team.  Her current research focuses on assessing the performance of human waste chars when co-fired with coal in power plants and also on characterizing the emissions and potential health effects of waste charcoal combustion byproducts.