The Chikballapur district in the Indian state Karnataka is an underdeveloped region where a large part of the population lives below the poverty line. Traditionally people cook indoors on an open wood fire which causes harmful smoke. Also women spend a lot of time gathering firewood.
By installing biogas installations, organic waste is fermented in an underground unit. This creates enough biogas to cook on a daily basis. This method of cooking reduces CO₂ and harmful smoke in the kitchen, clears up organic waste, and saves households kerosene, wood, and time. Also, the ‘slurry’, which is the rest product that comes out of the digester, serves as a very good fertilizer.
Once the number of members grows we will expand our carbon reduction projects.