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Farmers embrace new biogas technology

By Ureport | Nov 11th 2018 | 2 min read

Most farmers in different parts of Kenya have started embracing the use of Sistema biogas technology which comes with many benefits.

A person with only two cows or more is capable of installing the new biogas system that produce cooking gas and organic fertiliser. The company also sells larger units that are being used to generate electricity. Waste from poultry and pigs can also be used in the bio digester.

Sistema.bio is one of the most innovative Hybrid Reactor bio digester technologies in Kenya that also provides farmers with a reliable service program, interest free financing and long-term technical assistance.

The Sistema unit comprises of anaerobic reactor, inlet of 200L, fertilizer outlet and storage, cook stove, 35 metres gas line, H2S filter, pressure relief valve, two water tramps, and protective geotextile. The Sistema unit can be set up in three hours as opposed to the traditional biogas system that takes longer time and larger piece of land to construct.

The company’s pre and post sales services have guaranteed a higher customer satisfaction level on Sistema.bio products and services in Kenya, entire East African region and in other countries around world where it has operations.

Global Commercial Director at Sistema Biobolsa Mr. Cedrick A. Todwell says the technology provides added value to farmers, enabling them cook without smoke and increase productivity in their farms with organic fertilizer.

“To improve the affordability of the biodigester, Sistema.bio provides interest-free payment plans to farmers. This innovative approach increases access by smallholder farmers,” said Todwell.


Mr George Kariuki, a farmer in Karatina checking his biogas system. The other photo shows he is using the gas for cooking. [Standard] 

Todwell says the bio digesters provided by Sistema provide bio waste management solutions to create clean and safe energy.

Mr. George Kariuki, a farmer in Karatina town, Kiambu County keeps dairy cows and also practice organic farming after acquiring Sistema biodigester. Mr. Kariuki began using Sistema last year and reiterates that his cost of farming has reduced significantly because he now makes his own organic fertilizer.

“Sistema biogas system is more efficient and produces more gas, enough for my household and organic fertilizer for my coffee farm. I therefore appreciate the quick customer service that Sistema offers,” says Kariuki.

He is now promoting the use of Sistema among his friends and other farmers in the county and other rural areas.

Over 2,000 Sistema biogas units have been sold to farmers in Eldoret, Nairobi, Meru, Kericho and Kiambu. The company is rapidly gaining popularity in the country and is targeting to open branches in other counties.

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