East Africa now switches to Biogas


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Re: East Africa now switches to Biogas

Thanks for linking that comprehensive article. It's nice to hear that food processing industries in EA are discovering bio-gas on a larger scale and that there is some success at a institutional and house-hold level too.

Personally I doubt the relatively expensive fixed done HH biogas units will ever take off though. What is really needed, is a affordable, durable and mass-produced plastic bag biodigester for that to ever scale up at rural HH level.

I recently talked to the Ugandan representatives the novel rain-water harvesting "bags" called BOB: drwh.enterpriseworks.org/ which is pretty similar in design to what an ideal plastic-bag biodigester would look like too. Maybe I can convince them to look into bio-digesters too.

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East Africa now switches to Biogas

Dear Colleagues,

I came across this article in the East African newspaper about the rising interest in Biogas in the region.

Please follow the link to read the article: www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/EAC-switch...hou97kz/-/index.html

They even mention Umnade Trust biogas units and the Naivasha Bus Park Public Toilet with a biogas plant which was funded by GTZ (now GIZ), EU and SIDA.

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Doreen Mbalo

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