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Biogas project

Biogas project

Build and run 40 biogas plants and produce new, clean, and renewable source of energy and as a source of high-quality organic fertilizer.
GEF/SGP small grants program and UNDP
Project duration: 
From Jun 1, 2015, to Jun 1, 2016

Overall objective of the project:

The project aims to provide new and renewable source of clean energy (biogas) and organic fertilizer which is a high quality fertilizer and is much better than the chemical fertilizers that have harmful effects on the soil and on health. It also eliminates the use of natural gas and saves money for households.  

Specific Objectives:

1- Provide new, renewable and sustainable source of energy for domestic consumption.
2- Improve the properties of the soil through the high-quality organic fertilizer.
3- Reduce the pollution in villages by reducing the bio-waste and agricultural waste and organic garbage. 
 4- Raise community awareness of the importance and value of waste and organic fertilizers.
5- Dissemination of the environmental model can be applied on larger scales in many other villages to raise their economic levels. 

Project Activities: 

1. Form 8 local community committees in the targeted villages.
2. Implement 20 sessions to raise community awareness of the importance of “biogas systems”.  
3. Create a beneficiaries’ data base and information.
4. Sign a Cooperation Agreement with Bio Energy For Sustainable Rural Development project under the Ministry of Environmental Affairs to train technicians and engineers to be able to disseminate the idea
5. Train 2 of technicians in charge of the implementation of the plants in the targeted villages. 
6. Receive the applications of 80 households to be registered in the project to implement the biogas plants for their houses. 
7. Start the implementation of 40 biogas plants for 40 households.

The following have been implemented Until Nov 30, 2015: 

  • Receiving the filled applications from the applicants in the 6 targeted villages Mallawi and Abukorkas districts.
  •  Forming 4 local community committees in four villages with an average of eight members in each committee and with a total of 32 members.
  • Implementation 7 of awareness sessions to educate women and men about the following topics:
  1. Climate change and its impact on public health
  2. Crop management of crops growing in the places with adverse environmental conditions
  3. Recycling of solid waste.
  4. The importance of manure coming from the biogas plants for agriculture and crops.
  5. The impact of climate change on the environmental situation.
  • Implementation of 29 training days out of 50 for the engineer and building technician in Minya.


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