Biogas - power for a school kitchen
Gachoire Girls School in Kiambu, Kenya, has installed a biogas digester under a specially designed toilet block. Toilet waste is digested by bacteria to produce natural gas, a clean and environmentally friendly source of power for the school kitchen. Connected by pipes to a stove ring, the biogas is a very efficient fuel, and using it has enabled the school to reduce its expenditure on firewood, as well as saving trees from being cut down. The toilet block has also provided a long term solution in terms of school sanitation, replacing normal pit latrines which have a limited lifespan.
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