Monday, 23 January 2012

AGAMA BiogasPro SmartTop donation to Bonne Esperance

AGAMA BiogasPro Bonne Esperance Phillipi priming SmartTop

AGAMA BiogasPro SmartTop donation  to Bonne Esperance

AGAMA Biogas donated a BiogasPro SmartTop to Bonne Esperance - a refugee and asylum seekers centre in Philippi, Cape Town.

 

Bonne Esperance is a refugee and asylum seekers centre in Philippi, Cape Town:

"The goal of our programme is to increase the quality and scope of services offered to refugee women and children by enhancing their social, cultural and economic potential in South African society.

We see ourselves as contributing towards the challenges on the Africa continent; working to address challenges of refugees and asylum seekers through partnerships with communities and organizations that work towards greater human security and development."

Bonne Esperance, who struggle with the cost of LPG gas to run their kitchen, was a very well suited location for AGAMA to donate a SmartTop biogas digester. 

The production of biogas will greatly reduce the costs of running the kitchen, and the slurry by-product is to be used directly on the vegetable garden as a valuable source of fertiliser. 

The digester has been started and is producing biogas. A training workshop was held to show the staff and residents how biogas is produced and used.