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Biogas Powers Homes in Uganda

Want more great content from the Heifer Blog? Subscribe in a reader or by Email. Ten-year-old Biasa works the family stove, which operates on biogas. Participants in Heifer Uganda’s biogas project turn animal waste into energy, which lights homes and powers stoves. The benefits of biogas are many, including improved family health, less c...

Date: Dec 12th, 2012

http://www.heifer.org/join-the-conversation/blog/2012/December/biogas-powers-homes-in-uganda.html

Biogas is Free; That Is Why I Like It!

... dairy cows, rabbits, fish and pigs. I had the pleasure of touring their farm this week (see video above) in visits to our projects in Uganda and later in Ghana. The family of seven also has a biogas unit, which has eliminated the need for firewood. Bio-slurry, a nutrient-rich byproduct of the biogas digester, has reduced their spending on animal feed and fertilizer by 50 percent. The slurr...

Date: Apr 16th, 2014  |  Category: Heifer Bulletin

http://www.heifer.org/join-the-conversation/blog/2014/April/biogas-is-free-that-is-why-i-like-it.html

Biogas : A Hot Topic

... blames smoke exposure from those stoves and fires for 2 million premature deaths a year.  Heifer International helps families transition away from these dangerous, labor-intensive systems to biogas stoves and other technologies that cut the heath risks and environmental degradation that come with the inefficient burning of wood and other biofuels.  Additionally, biogas stoves are fueled ...

Date: May 31st, 2014  |  Category: The Good Life

http://www.heifer.org/join-the-conversation/blog/2014/May/biogas-a-hot-topic.html

Uganda Biogas Project Wins "Best Practice" Award

...hird-world problems over the years. Now, one project has received a “Best Practices and Innovations” award from InterAction, a coalition of nonprofits focused on development. Heifer’s Uganda biogas project eases the workload of rural women and improves their health by providing a safe, renewable and cheap source of fuel – a fuel that’s much cleaner than firewood. The technique uses catt...

Date: Jun 28th, 2012

http://www.heifer.org/join-the-conversation/blog/2012/June/uganda-biogas-project-wins-best-practice-award.html

This Giving Tuesday, Give a Biogas Stove

...g firewood usually falls on women and girls. The time they spend at this chore could be better spent caring for their families or pursuing an education. But thanks to an ingenious thing called biogas, this is starting to change. Through a relatively-simple process, Heifer's project participants can capture methane gas (a byproduct of livestock manure) and use it to power stoves, lanterns an...

Date: Nov 27th, 2012

http://www.heifer.org/join-the-conversation/blog/2012/November/this-giving-tuesday-give-a-biogas-stove.html