Livestock, mainly cattle, take the blame for nearly 15 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. In a article posted by AllAfrica, one of Africa’s leading news portals, and written by Hugo Cox for Spark News, this problem could be countered by employing our MUCKBUSTER® and FLEXIBUSTER™ waste transformers that turn organic material, such as animal manure or food scrapings, into heat, electricity water and fertilizer.

African cows

The great availability of both dung and food waste make these systems a powerful tool to deliver power to millions in the developing world with little or no access to the electricity grid. In Nigeria, for example, we would employ  Flexibuster units on gasoline station forecourts, so that locals can trade their food waste for biogas to refill the gas containers they use to cook.

Across Africa, we believe that the units could replace diesel generators with more cost-effective and carbon-friendly solutions. This can transform electricity generation for rural communities in the way that mobile telephones have transformed communication. In many African countries, the widespread adoption of cell phones leapfrogged entirely the establishment of a fixed line network for which there is now no need. In the same way, effective local power plants could remove the need for national electricity grids.

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