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.

Delivering towards the Global Goals

No poverty

Families save money on fuel for cooking and fertiliser for their fields.

Good health and well-being

The biodigesters significantly decrease indoor air pollution by eliminating the need for smoky fuels.

Gender equality

Women have cleaner cooking environments and spend less time collecting fuel.

Decent work and economic growth

The project has catalysed a biodigester market in Kenya, prompting the creation of 100 biodigester construction companies. It also helps farmers to boost their yields and profits.

Climate action

Each biodigester reduces 4.2 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

Life on land

Lowering wood fuel consumption reduces pressure on local forests and biodiversity.