Biogas News

2nd AGAMA BiogasPro3 starts operating

2nd AGAMA BiogasPro3 starts operating

AGAMA BiogasPro 3 was seeded (started) on 11th March 2013 in Cape Town to become the 2nd BP3 system in South Africa that is being fed.

It was started with seeding material from Avantu Sustainable Solutions under the expert guidance of Mark Tunstall. AGAMA will be reviewing if this seeding improves the usual time to first burnable gas that is achieved using cow manure.

 

Engineering Students comment on biogas

Engineering Students comment on biogas

Paul Mesarcik, an engineering student at UCT came to do an internship with us at the beginning of the year. Paul is involved with an NPO called Engineers Without Borders, run entirely by volunteer engineering students with the aim of improving disadvantaged and poor communities through local projects undertaken by the volunteers. Paul was involved in a project installing a biogas digester in Khayelitsha and after all the challenges he faced implementing that project, he realised what an advantage prefabricated digesters have over the brick and mortar ones also available in South Africa. 

A visit by all the staff to our manufacturers

A visit by all the staff to our manufacturers

We have been blessed with an incredibly adaptable, innovative manufacturer, 4EVR plastics who have been manufacturing our digesters since 2010. We decided to take everyone from our offices to visit them and see digester manufacture in action.

Warren Confait, Agama KZN distributor in the news

Warren Confait, Agama KZN distributor in the news

Warren asks why it is taking South Africans so long to adopt biogas in their homes when other countries have been benefitting from it for decades

BiogasPro & SmartTop registered on international database

BiogasPro & SmartTop registered on international database

We are pleased to have listed our products on an international database

Farmers at Bien Donne Agri Cape Week excited about biogas

The theme of the popular Western Cape Agricultural show this year was "Change for Sustainability" demonstrating the new willingness of the agricultural industry to embrace the low impact farming practices discerning consumers demand both in South Africa and abroad. Of course our biogas digesters had to be there to show farmers that they don't have to spend a fortune to turn their waste into a valuable resource. 

AGAMA Biogas at NAMPO 2012

Cooking on biogas

Our BiogasPro digesters feature at world class agricultural show in the Free State. The BiogasPro can turn animal manure and crop waste into useful energy and organic fertiliser so it is ideal for use in farmhouses and farm labourer's dwellings managing waste, saving electricity and irrigating vegetable gardens with nutrient rich water.

 


Internships at AGAMA Biogas

Internships at AGAMA Biogas

We have been very fortunate to have had three UCT students with us over the 2011 - 2012 year end period.  We all had a lot of fun! Here's a quick tribute to them and the work they did so well ...

Scientist meets bumpkin: Biogas farmer in India

Lovely description of a hands-on approach to household biogas ... Innovation and inspiration meet in a farmer's approach to biogas, where the ansers to the technical issues "just sort of came to him". enjoy!!

Alternative Energy South Africa

Alternative Energy South Africa

Even though biogas has such potential in a developing country, like our own, it is a largely unknown technology...

Biogas in Rwandan prisons

Biogas in Rwandan prisons

Rwandan prison, not a place you want to find yourself, unless you are a biogas expert.

Nepalese biogas experts share their wisdom

Nepalese biogas experts share their wisdom

An article from the BBC describing how Nepal's successes with biogas has marked them as world experts. This experience is now travelling all across the world in the form of biogas experts running workshops and training sessions.

The African Business Journal

The African Business Journal

An insightful article describing the challenges faced by biogas in South Africa. 

“It’s really about a mind-shift in how conscious people are of their lives and the waste that they generate. By looking at simple onsite technologies, such as biogas with the BiogasPro, we can make a tremendous impact on the local, and therefore global, environment,” Greg Austin, founding director of AGAMA Biogas tells TABJ.

GIZMAG technology website

GIZMAG technology website

An interesting website with a huge amount of technology related articles.

Linked below is a really interesting article about the possibility of using seaweed as a source of bio-fuel.

The article talks about the applications in the field of bio-fuels, but the same could apply for biogas - imagine having huge amounts of feedstock being grown underwater!

The research is still in its infancy, but it's an interesting thought...