Though it might be difficult to imagine in today’s day and age, hundreds of millions of people still cook using firewood, and as a result millions of trees are cut for fuel every day.
Luckily for the people and the forests, however, there are alternatives. With the use of compost and very simple equipment, we at KAYA are helping communities cook faster and cleaner than ever before.
Inserting Organic Waste
The process starts by putting disposed organic waste into our provided Biogas container.
Let the magic happen
The waste in the digester slowly separates into fractions of gas and fertilizer, where if left outside it would have become methane and CO2.
Cooking and Fertilizing
The gas is then used for cooking and the solid fertilizer for growing new trees.
How is biogas produced?
Biogas is produced by the anaerobic decomposition and fermentation of organic materials (plant and animal products). When placed in a Biodigester, these organic materials are broken down by microorganisms which convert them into three main byproducts.
1 - Gas to be used in cooking or heating
2 - Solid residue, a powerful fertilizer
3 - Liquid residue, also a powerful fertilizer
How do biogas cook stoves work?
Biogas cook stoves are relatively similar to regular gas stoves, with the only difference being the source of gas.
Gas from the biodigester is piped into the house to fuel the stove there, while secondary products of Biogas production are used as fertilizers.
Is biogas safe for cooking?
Stored Biogas is a renewable and clean source of baseload power, boasting many advantages over fossil fuels like natural gas or coal.
Biogas is not only completely safe, but also one of the most ecofriendly cooking and heating methods known to man.
How does biogas use helps to mitigate climate change?
Biogas helps decrease the demand for coal or fossil fuel energy sources, which in turn contributes to a reducation of deforestation and GHG emissions.
Not only this, but its production enables the reuse and disposal of otherwise cumbersome and useless waste, reducing the energy and space otherwise required to store it.
How can I support KAYA´s biogas projects?
Each project that KAYA develops brings powerful benefits to local communities. In supporting KAYA, you are simultaneously helping them with necessities like clean water, education, and healthcare.