We provide electrical generator conversion and bioslurry nitrogen retention methods in Ethiopia
Starting in 2020, Off-Grid Gas entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Debre Tabor University in Debre Tabor, Ethiopia, with the joint goal of developing technology to process the invasive water hyacinth into biogas, electricity, fertilizer, and other products.
We have begun by building several household scale digesters on Lake Tana with the support of the Ethiopian Energy Office, and began research on the use of hyacinth pulp, including analysis and trials at Debre Tabor University. Monitoring of gas production on site has now begun, and we continue to develop technology for the efficient use of hyacinth in this context. Thank you to JAC Fund from the United Kingdom for supporting this work. Photo to the left shows bioslurry pit and overflow from the underground concrete digester built to process mashed water hyacinth and cow dung.
We also began converting local gasoline generators to produce electricity from biogas on Lake Tana, which can provide useful services such as as grain milling, a lighted study area, refrigeration, phone charging, and other opportunities for community members near Emfraz on Lake Tana.