[Digestion] Rural biogas

David davidf at kingdombio.com
Mon Apr 7 04:45:39 MDT 2014

Rabin, Hello,

Several years ago, in Nepal, we (DCS at the time) worked with the ADB 
Small Farmers Development Programme to set up a number of small 
community biogas plants. The information is available in my book: 
"Running a biogas programme: a handbook"  
(developmentbookshop.com/running-a-biogas-programme-pb). I am in the 
process of writing an updated version of this book.

The SFDP workers were rather frustrated by this project. They had to 
spend a lot of their time stopping arguments within the groups as to how 
much dung each family put in and how much gas they were using. The 
individual household programme became very successful (now BSP-N - 
www.bspnepal.org.np/), but the community biogas programme had to be 
regarded as a failure.

Best wishes,
davidf at kingdombio.com

Dr David Fulford CEnv MEI, 15, Brandon Ave, Woodley, Reading RG5 4PU
        Tel: +44(0)118 969 5039 Mob: +44(0)7746 806401
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------ Original Message ------
From: "Rabin Shrestha" <rshrestha at winrock.org.np>
To: digestion at lists.bioenergylists.org
Sent: 07/04/2014 06:54:42
Subject: [Digestion] Rural biogas

>I need some help regarding the promotion of biogas in rural areas. As 
>of now, in rural areas biogas plants are installed in individual 
>households but now we are thinking of promoting single (big) biogas 
>plants for a group of households ( it could be 10 or more households). 
>This biogas plants will be run by an individual person or LFIs ( any 
>entrepreneur) then they will sell gas to households.
>So I want some information, if this kind of model has been used in any 
>other place. If you can provide any related information then I will be 
>really thankful. I also want to know if this is feasible or not ?
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