This Home-Friendly Biodigester Lets You Turn Food Scraps Into Usable Cooking Fuel

Looking to leave a better world for our progeny than the one we inherited? It’s a tall order, but it can start with environmental efficiency in the form of an ingenious new system called HomeBiogas. While composting has long been considered an environmentally friendly move in and of itself, you can now take things a step further, using HomeBiogas to convert kitchen waste into usable cooking gas and liquid fertilizer. It’s the ultimate in self-sustained sustainability, making it easier than ever for families in even the most urban of environments to go green.

A startup company from Israel has invented a biogas device that converts organic waste products into sufficient gas for cooking. Also, in every two to four hours of cooking using organic waste materials, it can produce from five to eight liters of liquid fertilizers in a single day.

The Israeli startup company’s invention proclaimed a new trend on local waste recovery for both on-grid homes as well as off-grid facilities. Their invention is capable of taking organic waste products up to six liters to include meat and dairy, which is not recommended for home decomposition. It can also convert energy from animal manure of up to 15 liters per day, which provides cooking gas for several hours a day, but it also works with smaller quantities. According to the makers, by adding just 1kg of organic waste, the user will get about 200 liters of cooking gas, sufficient to cook on high flame for about an hour.

What is more, the unit also produces high quality fertilizer that can go back into the vegetable garden. At maximum capacity, the user can get about 8 liters of liquid fertilizer per day, only from materials that would have otherwise been disposed of.

The HomeBiogas unit is very easy to assemble and operate, it requires minimum maintenance, and does not require any special adjustments of the settings of home burners in order to use the produced gas. Using it may result in cutting down organic waste by up to one ton per year, and avoid up to 6 tons of CO2 generation- all this by a single household.

 

Sources: Digital Trends | Green Optimistic | Inhabitat

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