Green Energy: Will biogas survive the road to 2030?

Alternative energy: Kagiso, a Biogas Digester Beneficiary feeds cow dung into his Biogas Digester at Gatumo Cattle Post PIC: SHARON TSHIPA
Alternative energy: Kagiso, a Biogas Digester Beneficiary feeds cow dung into his Biogas Digester at Gatumo Cattle Post PIC: SHARON TSHIPA

“We are building a mammoth!” says Atamelang Matale, her eyes in a happy dance. “This is the biggest biogas digester I am constructing to date.”

Her voice is loud. It rises above the din of splashing water, the grating and clanking of shovels scooping and throwing concrete mix into a water-filled wheelbarrow. The end result is a grey porridge subsequently dumped into a digester pit pre-laid with welded wire mesh.

The 29-year-old Matale is a biogas digester mason trained through a project in Botswana funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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Urgent call: Stop the killing!

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