Compressed Biogas (CBG)
Producing and distributing compressed biogas for households
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.
DASSY Enterprise is responsible for the general management, the feasibility study and the selling of the biogas.
INES Ruhengeri: research and development of the technology.
National Domestic Biogas Programme: technicians’ training and product advertisement.
Rural Energy Foundation: technical assistance in marketing, promotion and trainings for sales agents.
Indian Compressors Ltd: supply of biogas compressors and test of the technology.