If your household generates large quantities of organic waste, but not enough to make you follow our tutorial on how to build your own biogas plant, this new invention might be the right choice for you.
Developed by HomeBiogas, a start-up based in Israel, this home-sized biogas unit promises to take care of all your organic waste, including meat, dairy and animal manure. The unit produces both rich fertilizer and cooking gas, and requires relatively little space in your garden. It measures 123cm x 165cm x 100cm (48” x 65” x 39.4”) and weighs just under 40 kg (88lb).
The HomeBiogas unit can take up to six liters of organic waste at a time, which provides cooking gas for several hours a day, but it also works with smaller quantities. According to the makers, by adding just 1kg of organic waste, the user will get about 200 liters of cooking gas, sufficient to cook on high flame for about an hour.
What is more, the unit also produces high quality fertilizer that can go back into the vegetable garden. At maximum capacity, the user can get about 8 liters of liquid fertilizer per day, only from materials that would have otherwise been disposed of.
The HomeBiogas unit is very easy to assemble and operate, it requires minimum maintenance, and does not require any special adjustments of the settings of home burners in order to use the produced gas. Using it may result in cutting down organic waste by up to one ton per year, and avoid up to 6 tons of CO2 generation- all this by a single household.
The unit is currently gathering funds on Indiegogo, and seems to be doing incredibly well. Unfortunately the cheapest offer is already sold out, but if you hurry, you might be able to get your hands on a HomeBiogas plant for $945.
Image (c) HomeBiogas