Rural Bio Gas Generator in Kenya

Mark Steudal, a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, sends us this:

This is a picture of a Bio Gas generator. It is basically a 9 foot deep well that is filled with manure and water from the nearby cows. A huge drum is then placed into the well. The drum catches the methane gases that are generated from the manure decomposing, which due to the pressure of the large drum are pumped into the house by a underground hose. This family did most of their cooking on the gas, didn’t need to use firewood or buy charcoal (except when making chapatis of course).

Bio-gas Kenya

[NOTE: If you have any images, stories or reports you’d like others to know about, you can contact us through the AfriGadget contact form. – Thanks Mark!]

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  13. that’s a amazing sotry. i’m from china and now working for a ngo who also plan to build some bio-gas toilet in rural mountain villages,can you contact me so that we can disscuss more about the bio-gas techenology?i have many questions to ask you,thanks!!

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  15. can i ask for more assitance regarding the conctruction of bio gas. I am eager to know this stuff since it will help nour constituent here in the phiullipine,. pls e mail me

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  17. hi! impressive. i am an engineer working with one of edible oil manufacturing company in Kenya. In processing the oilseeds and in refining process of oil we generate substantial amount of bio-waste, which in my opinion can be used to produce bio-gas. I need the necessary know-how and other assistance,can I be helped? Thanks

  18. Hi

    I’m about to go to Kenya for an internship and i would like to know more about this bio gas generator. Could you email me, so i can ask some questions about how to make one?

    Kind regards
    Mark Bas

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  23. Good day,i would like to know if its possible to generate 5kva from bio gassystem.and how much the genertor would cost and how to get the manthane generator in Nigeria.Tnx.

  24. i would like 2 know someone who can help me install a biogas system.email me if u nu /thanks