Making Cheap Biogas Accessible to All
Organic waste STINKS! but only if we don’t utilize it to benefit the community. (B)Energy is a social enterprise that utilizes organic waste to provide households in rural regions with access to cooking biogas in an innovative entrepreneurial, technical and ecological manner.
Their biogas products are not only smart, affordable, mobile, unique and durable, the interesting fact is that they turn their users into entrepreneurs. They believe development in the energy field can only be sustainable when the benefit for the individual is great enough for them to make the necessary effort to get access to it. The business opportunities they create are designed to empower people, make them independent, let them gain faith in their own capability of solving their energy struggle with their own means. Producing more biogas than needed for own consumption allows them to make an income with the sale of excess biogas. This way the biogas investment pays off and becomes a sustainable small business.
The actual biogas production process involves mixing organic waste (animal dung, kitchen waste, human faeces, agricultural residues) and liquid waste (waste water, urine) and feeding the viscous substrate to the (B)plant. The produced biogas then flows directly into a (B)pack, where it is stored until it is transported and used. The dung of one goat or a toilet and some kitchen waste can produce enough biogas to reduce your energy expenses – even in the city! Does this mean no more shortage of OR standing in line for a tank of cooking gas?
Spotted by: Bikram Palikhey