"Fool on the hill" or "Fuel on the Hill"? As our Maasai colleagues at Kakenya's Dream - the Academy for Girls load the region's first food waste to cooking fuel biodigestor with cow dung for the bacterial starter culture, a 3000 TCD sugar cane processing factory is rapidly being built on the hill. The million dollar question:"can we turn the factory into a positive thing -- an infinite source of clean free fuel for a biogas future -- or will it become a source of polluting wastes?" Proper investment and capacity building will be the deciding factor. Stay tuned...
Culhane demonstrates the use of the Insinkerator, one of 10 donated to the project around the world by Emerson Electronics, to prepare food wastes for biogas.
The Kakenya Center For Excellence and Solar CITIES biogas team pose in front of the completed biogas system next to the school kitchen below the sugar cane factory.
|These are the Puxin molds for the 6 and 10 m3 biogas systems that cost between 5,000 and 6,000 dollars (shipping costs about $1500) .|
|An image of the 100m3 Puxin digestor molds that we will build at the Sugar Cane factory to handle all of its waste and keep it from polluting the watershed and air in the village.|
|A schematic from Puxin showing how the system is set up.|