“Biogas Project”, Bilibiza, Mozambique
WHAT THE PROJECT DOES
The project aims at installing, connecting and starting up several small (6m3) and one large (60m3) biogas units at the ADPP premises in Bilibiza and in the surrounding area, and training of biogas technicians.
There is no tradition for biogas in Mozambique and there is little animal manure available for biogas production in the area. The biogas will be produced from residues from jatropha seeds after pressing oil, food residues and other organic material. The gas will be used for cooking purposes, for sterilizing clinic instruments and for co-fuelling the generators at the school centre, thus reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE START
- 1 large (60 m3) and 4 small (2.5 – 6m3) biogas units installed at DNS Bilibiza and at DNS Staff Compound, Bilibiza Biofuel Centre (BBC), Local Administrative Leader’s House and Health Clinic.
- 70 people trained in biogas construction
- 2 seminar held to spread information about the systems
- 1000 instruction manuals produced and distributed (find manuals at the website of FACT Foundation http://www.fact-foundation.com)
- System established to run generator on 50% biogas and 50% diesel, thus reducing CO2 emissions.
• Started in June 2011 and ended in December 2012.
• Implemented by ADPP Mozambique.
• Project partner: FACT Foundation.
• Funded mainly by the Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with Southern and Eastern Africa (funds from the Finnish and Austrian governments). The GAIA-Movement co-funds the project through donations from The GAIA-Movement Living Earth Green World Action USA, Inc. and Green World Recycling Ltd.
Open or download the Final Report from the biogas project with many photos: Final Report Biogas