Biodigesters in Kenya
With the majority of Kenyans using firewood, charcoal or kerosene to meet their energy needs, this project offers a clean and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels – biogas. Biodigesters are installed at household level, generating gas from anaerobically digested animal manure and solving the problem of managing unhygienic animal waste, while enabling families to cook with a smoke-free fuel. The digesters also produce slurry – a rich fertiliser comprised of manure and water – that can be used to promote soil health. In addition to multiple health benefits, the biodigesters save families money and time, as well as cutting 4.2 tonnes of CO2 each annually.