Biogas kits can save you constructing a plant from scratch and are generally researched and designed for your particular area ensuring you get optimal performance. Although we have used the term ‘kits’ for which are mainly domestic units, some of the systems below are medium to large scale. Don’t forget to checkout the School experiment kits, lessons and downloads which can be found on the School Biogas Kits page.
Biogas Australia can supply DIY biogas kits for Hobby Farmers and householders who want to make use of their household waste to produce biogas for cooking, lighting or hot water as weel as electricity generation.
Flexi Biogas are based in Nairobi, Africa. The Flexi Biogas system comprises a flexible reinforced PVC tarpaulin bag as a digester (component where anaerobic bacteria act on organic waste). It sits on the ground and uses plastic pipes for inputs and outputs. Plastic gas pipes tap the gas from the digester and transfer it to the point of use. The digester is covered by a greenhouse tunnel made of ordinary greenhouse material. The greenhouse tunnel keeps the temperature in the digester fairly constant at 38°C. The high temperature is conducive for anaerobic bacteria action on organic waste. The greenhouse keeps gas production at optimum levels throughout the year.
Puxin, or more fully Shenzhen Puxin Technology Co. Ltd is a large manufacturing company of all things biogas. It is quite famous for the PUXIN 6m3 family size biogas digester which is composed of a concrete tank built with a steel mould provided by PUXIN, a glass fibre reinforced plastic gas-holder and a concrete or glass fibre reinforced plastic cover. The company was founded in 2001 in Shenzhen City of China by a doctor in physics who obtained his PhD in Canada and went back to China. It has distinguished itself as a leader with its expertise and specialisation in the biogas field. It has its own research group with an expert team of doctors and engineers who are dedicated to researching new biogas plants and industrial development.
FENGHOU was created in 1989 and manufactures moulds for small and large scale biogas systems from 4m3 to 100m3. They also manufacture appliances such as; generators, biogas pumps, pressure gauges, flow meters, and desulfurisers. Additionally, the company produces a prefabricated mini food waste treatment made of fibre reinforced plastic and collapsible biogas diaphragms. The closest port is Shanghai and they export products to over twenty countries and have supplied biogas digesters to SNV Cambodia and United Nations in East Timor.
ARTI Household biogas kits are sold by Samuchit Enviro Tech in Pune, India.
All the components of these household biogas kits are supplied except the digester and gas holder tanks (which can be purchased locally) as a kit. The kit also includes a single burner biogas stove, and an instructional video for constructing your own biogas plant.
With some knowledge of plumbing and you can do the whole thing yourself! Hundreds of people across the world have constructed their own biogas plants from the instructional video and are happily using them.
Arjun Energy Coporation operate from a base in Tamil Nadu, India. Established in 1994, the company manufactures and supplies a wide range of biogas plants to the domestic as well as the industrial sectors. The picture shows a 1m3 capacity digester for domestic use in rural areas. The company is trialling a small portable ‘Air Pillow’ unit which uses poultry droppings as feedstock. Arjun has installed hundreds of Bio Gas Holders for large sized Bio Gas Plants located in different parts of India.
Biotech have offices in Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkodu and Ernakulam. In these small domestic biogas units, kitchen waste material mixed with wastewater is fed into the plant through the inlet chamber at the top. The space required for a domestic plant (1 Cm3) is one square metre. Installation time suggested is about 1- 4 hours, depending upon the model of the plant and the location. The gas generated from the waste of a family of 3 -5 members is sufficient enough to work a single burner stove for more than 2 hrs everyday.
The return on investment (ROI) of domestic biogas kits is quite good. A 1 Cm3 plant can save 70% – 90% on the consumption of fire wood or other cooking fuels each day. Within 2 years the entire investment can be recouped by the production of cooking (gobar) gas and liquid fertilizer.
Indus Engineers is a company based at Mysore, India, providng equipment, plants, technology and consultancy services in renewable energy, energy saving and environmental protection. They supply household biogas systems at one or several linked100m3 units. The innovative small portable solar biogas digester is shown in the picture to the right, (manufactured by PUXIN in China) is composed of an anaerobic fermentation tank, a gas storage bag, a gas pump, a solar charger, as well as gas pipeline and appliances. The anaerobic fermentation tank is 2m3 in volume and made with fiber glass reinforced plastic, and consisting of an upper tank and a lower tank
Sintex Industries are an located in Gujarat, India. Sintex Biogas Plants are portable and ready-to-use plants moulded in tough polyethylene material confirming to the requirement of IS 10146 – 1982. They are non toxic, free from any contamination, chemical resistant, blended with stabilizers, non corrosive and non acidic. The smooth and sanitary, chemical resistant,containers are designed especially for Semi Urban and Rural areas to produce Gas from organic waste (Kitchen Waste/Garden Waste / Cow/Buffalo Dung).
The VIVAM biogas system is molded in one tough piece by Rotational Molding process and manufactured from Polyethylene material conforming to the requirement of IS 10146 – 1982. It is a user-friendly system, and requires only a couple of kg feedstock each day, and disposal of about 5 liters of effluent slurry.These plants are available in 4 types: Waste Handling Capacity —– Gas Holding Capacity (per day)
10 Kg. Food Waste per day ————- 0.5m3
20 Kg. Food Waste per day ————- 1.0m3 30 Kg. Food Waste per day ————- 1.5m3
40 Kg. Food Waste per day ————- 2.0m3
Vijaya Industries was founded in 1972 and is located in Katapady, Udupi District in Karnataka State, India. The company has a range of gobar units at various scales.
Huamei International Green Energy Holding has headquarters in Hong Kong although arguably they are a Chinese company. They manufacture and provide biogas kits from small scale domestic units through to design of large scale industrial installations. These ‘foldable’ biogas kits range from a household size of 6m3 through to 100m3. This design innovation means compact biogas units can be installed in remote locations where transport of materials is problematic, for example mountainous regions. The company also has a range of biogas appliances such as rice cookers, stoves, and water heaters.
Biomass Power Plants (PLTBM) are provided by PT. Cipta Visi Sinar Kencana who have many store outlest across Indonesia, Timor, Malayasia and Vietnam. The company has a range of digestor sizes from 3,000L through to 7,000L and can supply systems that include electrical gensets. For instance the 5,000L package comes with the digester, one purifying biogas (methane purifier) MP 12 135 ( PVC) , a gas holder with a capacity of 5 m3, one generator BG 2500 w (biogas power generators 2500 watts) , bacterial methane activators GP-7 for 1 month, installation of equipment, and stoves. Cost for this is Rp.44.950.000 or around US$3,700.00.
The Indonesia Domestic Biogas Programme,known as BIRU, is a 4 year program managed and implemented by Hivos (Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries) with Technical Assistance from SNV (Netherlands Development Organization) which is responsible for effective knowledge exchange and transfer during the implementation of the program. Through the Indonesian Domestic Biogas Programme, the Government of the Netherlands allocated 656,535 EUR to enable the establishment of a market-oriented, feasible and self-reliant biogas sector. Up until 6 December 2013 there have been 10,633 units built and commissioned across Indonesia.
BITECO specializes in the turn-key construction of modern biogas complexes, converting the energy of organic material in electrical and thermal energy.The engineering team has been working in the biogas industry for over 6 years and has successfully installed many projects in the CIS countries, Europe and Asia. Sytems are available for livestock and breeding complexes, poultry, ethanol plants, sugar mills and speciality grown energy crops.
BiogasSA is located in Johannesbury, South Africa. BiogasSA specializes in the design and installation of various types of biogas kits for both the domestic as well as the commercial market. They also stock a range of biogas appliances, generators and various fittings.
BiogasSA recently added the DIY Biobag Digester and is one of the more affordable biogas kits at a cost of R9 500 for a 8m³ unit.
AGAMA BiogasPro digesters are prefabricated waste-to-energy solutions. The BiogasPro are patented biogas kits that are engineered, designed and manufactured in South Africa for African conditions. The AGAMA BiogasPro is also the first small digester to achieve certification by the South African Pipeline Gas Association (SAPGA). The AGAMA BiogasPro-6 is an award winning digester and is buried in the ground like a septic tank. It is best suited to rural applications often replacing septic tanks, and in formal sewer environments where the application is below-ground with the inlet sewer depth of 330 mm.
Pioneer Plastics Energy biogas kits can utilize food scraps as well as animal manure. There are two systems available currently in a 2,500 Litre Commercial “Floating Dome” unit and a 2,000 Litre domestic pressurised system called “The Little Green Monster”.
These domestic biogas kits or units were featured on the DSTV program “EKOSTYL” and it has the capacity to be retrofit in a normal domestic environment. It produces Biogas from effluent and can supply up to 3 hours cooking capacity daily. The domestic biogas kits can supply up to 3 hours of cooking each day.
The Hestia 2m3 Home Biogas Plant is only available in Oregon, USA. Heated for temperate climates, this 600-gallon anaerobic digester has a heavy-duty inflatable top which allows you to know exactly how much biogas you have available without any kind of pressure gauges, and the large opening allows fast, trouble-free loading. Steel battens are held down with 18 anchor bolts for a positive air-tight seal, although the top can be changed quickly if necessary. R-15 insulation is beneath the stucco veneer.