The Sichuan Household Biogas Programme reduces CO2 emissions
But there is more:
Throughout its lifetime, each biogas digester reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 20 tons. With our targeted number of 1,000,000 digesters, that’s 20,000,000 tons of global warming CO2, half the annual CO2 emission of Switzerland!
Installing biogas digesters greatly improves the living conditions of the households by reducing indoor-air pollution, offering better sanitation and reducing the smell of an open manure pit.
Using clean energy like biogas for cooking instead of coal and firewood has many advantages for the participating households: it is for free, it doesn’t need to be collected or purchased and it provides high-quality fertilizer thus contributing to better harvest!