What if, instead of dumping your organic waste so that it ends up in a landfill and emits methane gas into the atmosphere, you could stop contributing to global warming and take advantage of your garbage in your own home?
This is what HomeBiogas 2.0 offers, an innovation that, in a simple way, allows you to turn your food waste into biogas for cooking for three hours a day, as well as a natural fertilizer for your plants or your home garden.
How? you may be wondering. And the truth is that quite simply, since this system replicates the processes that occur in the stomach. Therefore, when food waste or animal manure is introduced into this “machine”, the bacteria it contains naturally decompose the organic matter and turn it into biogas and fertilizer.
This whole process runs without the need to connect to the network. This circumstance extends the environmental advantages of using HomeBiogas which, in addition to not consuming energy, reduces dependence on fossil fuels, in this case through biogas. Moreover, where wood continues to burn for both cooking and heating, this innovation could contribute to halting deforestation.
But, apart from the above, this innovation for the self-management of organic waste allows each home to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an inefficient management of these remains and have a Zero Waste lifestyle. “HomeBiogas 2.0 is a powerful tool that can contribute to mitigating climate change”, defend their promoters -the company HomeBiogas- in a campaign launched in KickStarter to raise funds with which to produce the second version of their invention.
After HomeBiogas 1.0 reached homes in up to 76 countries, the promoters of this improved model plan to launch it on the market in 2018. The cost of the system, which can save up to $300 per family per year, will be $790. The price, underline the promoters, has been much lower than the first edition so that “those who need it most”, those with lower incomes, can also have clean energy thanks to good waste management.