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Rural Biogas - Phateni, KwaZulu Natal

Rural Biogas - Phateni, KwaZulu Natal

Updated on 19 March 2013

  • In the rural village of Phateni in KwaZulu-Natal, AGAMA BiogasPro have revolutionised life for the families involved. They no longer have to collect firewood or buy paraffin for cooking. They have reduced their dependence on electricity, and use the residue as compost.
    Many rural families use animal dung to feed their biogas plant, feeding a plant once a day with a mixture of dung and water. The dung from two to four cows or five to 10 pigs produces enough gas for all their cooking needs and sometimes lighting too.

    “The digester saves a lot of time and money. I am too old to collect firewood and my pension is not enough to buy paraffin or gas.” Mrs Nzimande.

    “I have used the liquid fertiliser and have enough food to eat. I only have to buy things like salt, sugar and cooking oil.” Mrs Ngubane

  • 4.6/5 rating (5 votes)
Rural School Sanitation - Three Crowns - Eastern Cape

Rural School Sanitation - Three Crowns - Eastern Cape

Updated on 19 March 2013

  • The AGAMA BiogasPro digester at Three Crowns School in the Eastern Cape forms part of a waste water treatment system that provided flush toilets to replace the pit toilets. Biogas reduces the need to transport i LPgas or use electricity for cooking, and after further purification the liquid overflow provides water and fertiliser for the school’s vegetable garden.

    “The gas goes to the kitchen to cook the food that is grown by the fertilizer. The students eat the food and then produce more gas and fertilizer – and so complete the cycle."


  • 4.9/5 rating (9 votes)

Rural School Energization Using Biogas

Updated on 24 June 2013


    A rural school in KwazuluNatal was equipped with a custom built biogas digester in 2002. This was financed by Development Bank Of South Africa (DBSA) and Ithala. It showed the many benefits spun off from solving rural sanitation problems.

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