Production and Distribution of Pressurized Biogas in Gas Cylinders
“Production and Distribution of Pressurized Biogas in Gas Cylinders”. This initiative has been developed by a private company, an international NGO and government organizations to produce and store pressurised biogas for cooking made from urban, domestic and industrial wastes. Environmental benefits are achieved by offering an alternative firing material to firewood and charcoal.
The initiative Compressed Biogas proposes to build large biogas plants that will continuously produce biogas from urban, domestic and industrial wastes. The biogas produced will be stored under pressure in gas cylinders for easy distribution to urban and peri-urban customers as alternative to charcoal and firewood. The objective of CBG is to provide affordable biogas for poor households, targetting peri-urban and urban Rwandan households that are still using firewood and carbonized charcoal for heating and cooking. Distribution will be through a network of sales representatives, existing hardware shopkeepers in focal commercial centres throughout the country.
- Establishment of partnership with equity investors.
- Construction and operating of 7 small biogas pilot plants.
- Environmental impact assessment required for the increased number of CBG plants.
- Scaling up the technology of the Compressed Biogas (high yield of biogas substrates, efficient production and storage technology, cheap gas cylinders, etc.).