Category Archives: Anaerobic Digester

I’m officially in Business School!…

NAIROBI, KENYA—…at the School of Hard Knocks! I registered my company in Kenya and we have completed our first project: a biogas digester for a farmer with 6 cows. I even have a work permit! Though the immigration office had … Continue reading

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Sisal Biogas

KILIFI, KENYA—The only biogas plant producing electricity turns the waste from the rope making process into biogas. Sisal fiber is used to make those tan ropes we are used to in the US. The sisal fiber from this farm is … Continue reading

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Ecotact

NAIROBI, KENYA—Saturday morning and I was waiting outside City Hall for the sewer engineer to arrive for our trip to the Ruai sewage treatment plant when I felt the need to make a “long call” (as opposed to a “short … Continue reading

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Sanergy

NAIROBI, KENYA—Sanergy is co-founded by the brother-in-law of a classmate from grades 1 to 12. (The other co-founder is also a cool guy but I have no six degrees of separation story for him.) I don’t know how much of … Continue reading

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Domestic Biogas Program Rwanda

KIGALI, RWANDA—Field visits. If you want to do research in Africa on a shoestring (and I imagine other continents too) meet with the NGOs and companies of interest and arrange to go on one of their field trips. All organizations … Continue reading

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Biogas in Kapchorwa

KAPCHORWA, UGANDA—Rich in cows and poor in firewood makes Kapchorwa ideal for biogas systems that turn cow dung into biogas for cooking. I visited Kapchorwa through contacts at Heifer International and GVEP. Heifer is leading the Uganda Domestic Biogas Program and … Continue reading

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Jamestown Waste Water Treatment Plant, Accra

ACCRA, GHANA—In the 1970s, the city of Accra constructed an underground sewage network, discharging to the ocean. In 2002, a British contractor completed a £22 million plant in Jamestown to properly treat the waste, using World Bank and IMF funds. … Continue reading

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