Tank Turns Farming Waste Into Free Gas For Cooking
This is the Sistema.bio, a bio-digester that helps smallholder farmers by converting the by-product of their livestock farming, i.e. manure, into renewable gas for cooking and rich fertilizer called biol.
Designed for small farms with backyard animals, the bio-digester, which consists of a tank (to hold the manure), connector tubes (to transport the biogas), and appliances, can be easily installed in just one day. Biogas can be used to cook meals, heat water, heat greenhouses, and even operate milking machines.
The biol liquid organic fertilizer can be used for vegetable gardens, fruit trees, plants, and cultivating fields. Sistema.bio was created by Sistema Biobolsa, a super-driven social enterprise that’s passionate about helping smallholder farmers address the challenges of poverty, food security, and climate change. It also provides access to innovative bio-digester technology, training, and financing to increase farmers’ productivity.
For the past decade, this innovative mechanism and model has been a game-changer for smallholder farmers worldwide, who produce 80% of the food in developing countries. These bio-digesters meet domestic energy and bio-fertilizer needs, generate savings on energy consumption, and increase yields and incomes. Globally, farmers produce tons of waste daily that’s created by agriculture and livestock, which emit greenhouse gases, methane, and nitrous oxide.
This is problematic for these communities and the planet as a whole. These bio-digesters help productive farmers and agribusinesses convert their waste into productive scale energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Overall, it’s a win-win! The prefabricated bio-digester includes a full suite of biogas appliances, including an aluminum burner designed for biogas at extremely low pressures, a Ferro two-tabletop cookstove, and a Spider cookstove, which is a Ferro spider type-2 burner grill.
Sistema Biobolsa’s proven model guarantees that clients receive quality information, products, installation, training, and service – regardless of their location in the world. It teams up with businesses and organizations to bring high-quality bio-digester technology and biogas programs to their communities from its distribution and training hubs on 5 continents. Sistema.bio has a lifespan of at least 20 years and currently operates in Mexico, Colombia, Kenya, and India.