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Mmasebotse Portable Assembly membrane Biogas Plant Project (Botswana) 47


Titre : Mmasebotse Portable Assembly membrane Biogas Plant Project (Botswana)

Pays : Botswana

Numéro projet : BOT/SGP/OP6/Y5/CORE/CC/2020/11

Domaine : Climate Change Mitigation

Durée : 8/2020 — 7/2022

Bénéficiaire : Mmasebotse Poultry Processing and Marketing Co-operative


Botswana like other sub-Saharan countries have been experiencing energy shortages. Botswana portion of electricity have gone down placing pressure on local production. The price of connection to the national grid is at a flat rate charge of P5, 000, this amount is still too high for those living in rural impoverished areas where energy is needed to sufficiently and efficiently improve their standard of living.

Biogas “With a cattle population of 2,220,000 in 2008 (statistics Botswana, 2012), the volume of cow dung may be enough to run a number of stand-alone power plants in hybrid arrangement farms. This is an area requiring further investigation preferably by the Botswana Technology Centre. Other avenues for generation of biogas are abattoirs and sewage treatment plants. Methane capture also presents opportunities not only for reducing GHG’s but also addressing the country energy needs. Methane capture has been considered by a number of private sectorentities but met with challenges of ownership and lack of a concessions policy for landfills. The absence of waste separation at source also limits the profitability of methane capture especially with the relatively low volumes of food-waste generated. With the installation of biogas digesters for home cooking, it will reduce the costs of Liquid Petroleum Gas since it is imported. Installation of biogas digesters will also cater for rural villages as most of LPG supplies are in urban areas. It will be easy for people in rural areas as most the cattle are in rural areas and source of energy being that of fire wood ; nonetheless it will be easy for them to feed their own digesters. In urban areas people will be able to feed the biogas digesters from their own leftovers without throwing the garbage for landfill.”

Grant Amount (GEF) : US$ 42,882.46
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 3,000.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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