Biogas partnerships across the continent are aiming to install more than 100,000 biogas plants in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso and Uganda by 2017, according to a CCTV video.
More than 300 animals are slaughtered a day in Kampala’s largest slaughterhouse. A biogas plant uses 40 percent of the biogas generated by animal waste to power the slaughterhouse.
Methane is the most important byproduct of animal waste — it’s the one that burns, said Dr. Robinson Odong, biogas project manager.
But there’s a need for local buy-in and support, said Joseph Kyambadde with Bio-Innovate, East Africa.
People think the biogas is polluted which is not the case, he said. “The mindset of people needs to be somehow changed,” Kyambadde said.