We are working on a biogas reactor. Biogas is an environmentally-friendly, renewable energy source produced by the breakdown of organic matter such as food scraps and animal/human waste!
Our biogas reactor is going to be connected to our new showers and toilets. The decomposition of organic materials such as manure, sewage sludge and human waste generates biogas. This biogas can be utilized for cooking purposes in our kitchen, contributing to a cleaner and greener energy future.
Zero-waste production: biogas is generated by the decomposition of organic materials, such as human waste, manure, sewage sludge, food scraps, and energy crops like corn or grass.
It’s renewable energy: biogas is considered a renewable energy source because the organic materials used to produce it are continuously available. As long as the input materials are replenished, the process of anaerobic digestion can be sustained, providing a consistent source of energy.
It has many uses: biogas can be utilized for various purposes. It can be burned directly for heating or cooking in residential and commercial settings. It can also be used to generate electricity and heat through combined heat and power (CHP) systems or be upgraded to biomethane, a purified form of biogas, and injected into natural gas pipelines.
Has many environmental benefits: the production and use of biogas helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by capturing methane, a potent greenhouse gas with a much higher global warming potential than carbon dioxide. By utilizing biogas instead of fossil fuels, it contributes to the mitigation of climate change.
You can use the residue as well: after the anaerobic digestion process, the remaining material, called digestate, can be used as a nutrient-rich fertilizer for crops.
This project is however very time consuming and we need access to more materials. If you choose this sponsorship you will be donating directly to our biogas project. We will give you all the inside news and updates of how the project is going. We will also give you handy “how to” tips on making your own life more sustainable.