First for the Pacific, a HomeBiogas installed at Lautoka school
October 9, 2019 4:25 pm
Lautoka Central College has become the first school in the Pacific to have a HomeBiogas two point zero installed.
The HomeBiogas technology decomposes food scraps, waste and animal manure into renewable energy in the form of flammable gas which will not only be cost-effective for the school but also environmentally sustainable.
As a climate-smart school, the installation brings to the forefront of clean energy innovation as part of the school curriculum that addresses climate change, food security, clean energy, and agriculture.
Supported by Pacific Grow, the technology has proven itself in a number of countries, most recently it was showcased at the UN-Habitat Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya in the presence of the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama.
The HomeBiogas 2.0 can produce up to three hours of cooking gas after it is fed with 12 kg of kitchen waste or animal manure.
The organic matter once broken does not only produce biogas but liquid fertilizer for gardens also.
Biogas is environmentally friendly and clean cooking energy as it prevents two environmental hazards.
The food waste is not dumped into a landfill and greenhouse gases (GHG’s) which causes climate change in the Pacific and world over is not released into the atmosphere and there is less use of fossil fuels such as liquid gas and kerosene.