Ugandan Project Generates Biogas From Animal Waste

By Staff Published: March 1, 2015, 12:01 pm

 

Biogas partnerships across the continent are aiming to install more than 100,000 biogas plants in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso and Uganda by 2017, according to a CCTV video.

More than 300 animals are slaughtered a day in Kampala’s largest slaughterhouse. A biogas plant uses 40 percent of the biogas generated by animal waste to power the slaughterhouse.

Methane is the most important byproduct of animal waste — it’s the one that burns, said Dr. Robinson Odong, biogas project manager.

But there’s a need for local buy-in and support, said Joseph Kyambadde with Bio-Innovate, East Africa.

People think the biogas is polluted which is not the case, he said. “The mindset of people needs to be somehow changed,” Kyambadde said.

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