BioGas Digesters

Traditionally Kambas had large tracts of land, however as families expanded and traditional habits of sourcing cooking fuel persisted they are finding themselves with smaller and smaller areas to harvest wood fuel. It then calls for newer habits or alternative forms of fuel for cooking.

Many have moved to charcoal which is still dependent on trees, some have embraced kerosine as the only other “cheap” source of fuel. Charcoal has it’s health issues and uses more of the now scarse wood trees thereby making their environment dryer.

Bio gas has been introduced by NGO‘s and is thus seen as a complex and expensive item that requires them to get outside assistance. These attached documents dismiss this myth by showing how easy it is to get biogas materials and put them together at home.

kitchen waste biogas feedera) Is it a complex system?


here’s a simple 1 page explanation of how it works

Intro to biogas for begginers.pdf  (*click on text to download)

B) Can i make my own bio gas system at home?


All materials are locally available in hardware shops and supermarkets even in Ukambani. Joining items can be done by you or your high school children at home following the steps in the manual below shown in pictures.

Installation  materials and process (*click on text to download)

C) How to i get the system to start working?

Follow these next instructions:

loading dung and using the Gas instructions (*click on text to download)

D) How does my child learn to make biogas?

By downloading this class project : biogas_generators class project

E) Are there Teachers notes for supervising students learning biogas making?

Yes, here they are: Biogas Digester s classteachers questions


1. Biogas digesters are now being in town houses to generate bio gas using ‘kitchen waste‘ or in slums using the slurry drain water. In some homes and institutions the toilet is the feeder ie. human waste is a fuel for cheap gas.

2. Gas from biogas is now being used to generate electricity. The biogas feeder is fed on grass or other plant matter waste from farms, then the gas is used to heat water who’s steam drives a power generator(see diagram here)

*Hope this gives you all enough resources to share with your communities including schools to enable them teach children some of these basic technologies at tender a age, while giving them skills to earn a living providing this service to our communities!

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  1. October 29th, 2014

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