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Home arrow News arrow Latest arrow Biogas units raise interest in Boteti - Botswana
Biogas units raise interest in Boteti - Botswana PDF Print E-mail
Written by Simone Verzandvoort   

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Photo: Botswana team 2010
The first communal biogas plant is running on fresh cow dung in the Boteti area, Botswana. It was installed by DESIRE's Botswana team from the University of Botswana. The gas will be used to heat water and cook meals for around 50 villagers. The challenge of this SLM technique is to reduce fuel wood collection, while maintaining soil fertility. The biogas plant has raised interest from villagers, cattle barons and a biogas company operating in the neighbourhood.

Julius Atlhopheng: "We wanted to launch this project with the villagers. This will be to demonstrate to them that the dung does produce gas, which can be used for a variety of ways."

 
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