Sunday, October 31, 2010

Biogas Program for the Animal Husbandry Sector in Vietnam and factories in China

A great website with instructional material and videos for constructing one's own fixed dome digestors. The Vietnam experience, like that in China, includes all human wastes in the digestor. The Netherlands gave a 2.5 Million Euro grant to cover 12 provinces. Why this isn't being done in Haiti or Nigeria with the current Cholera outbreaks, is a mystery to me.
Project “Biogas Program for the Animal Husbandry Sector in Vietnam” is implemented by Livestock Production Department (under MARD) in cooperation with Netherlands Development Organisation – SNV. Overall objectives of project are (i) exploiting effectively biogas technology and developing a commercial product.

A million kilowatt hours of electricity a year and all the cooking fuel for the factory -- this rice wine factory in China is proving the industrial ecology model and creating a beautiful aesthetic too.

Chinas frantic development depends on escalating electricity generation - at great cost to the environment. But in the remote south-western province of Guangxi the application of simple technology allows millions of poor families to cook and keep warm with biogas made from human and animal waste.

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