The anaerobic digesters will produce biogas available for residents and small scale farmers. They are expected to produce enough energy for domestic needs such as cooking, heating, and lighting. As part of the African Biogas Partnership Program (ABP), Camartec is helping to create the Tanzanian branch dubbed Tanzania Domestic Biogass Program (TDBP) which will mostly be funded by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ABPP, a Dutch international cooperation program, is attempting to help bring renewable energy options to over 10 million people in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. Lehada Cyprian Shilla, coordinator of the Tanzanian branch, said that a total of 12,000 biogas plants will be constructed under the project’s first phase to be complete by 2013, costing around €16 million.

<i>By Alternative Energy Africa

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