003

Arte Útil archive nr:

003

Initiator:

Superflex

Location:

Tanzania, Thailand, Cambodia, Zanzibar, Mexico.

Category:

scientific, economy, environment

Users:

Superflex, biogas engineers (Jan Mallan, Tomas Peterson) Danish and African engineers, SURUDE (Sustainable Rural Development).

Maintained by:

UTA University of Tropical Agriculture and Tomas Peterson NGO (Dantan & ZALWEDA) OPA and TOA.

Certification:

implemented

Duration:

1997 - ongoing

Superflex
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TOOLS/SUPERGAS

Description:

“Since 1996 Superflex has collaborated with European and African engineers to construct a simple biogas unit that can produce sufficient gas for the cooking and lightening needs for a family living in rural areas in the Global South. In August 1997, Superflex installed and tested the firstSupergas biogas system running on organic materials, such as human and animal stools. The experiment was carried out at a small farm in central Tanzania, in cooperation with the African organisation SURUDE (Sustainable Rural Development). The biogas plant produces approx. 3-4 cubic metres of gas per day from the dung
from 2-3 cattle – enough for a family of 8-10 members for cooking purposes and to run one gas lamp in the evening.” (Superflex)

Goals:

To create a more environmentally and economically sustainable form of energy production for use in the Global South.

Beneficial Outcomes:

Supergas systems have been installed in Tanzania, Cambodia and a prototype is being developed for mass production in Mexico.

Images:

Tanzania. Photo: Superflex
Zanzibar 2008. Photo: Superflex