Low-cost anaerobic digesters

Low-cost anaerobic digesters can replace traditional biomass resources for cooking in rural communities of developing countries, improving the living conditions of rural households and protecting the environment. In the context of self-sufficient farming, the biodigester is used to treat organic wastes, producing an organic fertilizer that can enhance crop yields, and biogas that can be used for cooking replacing wood or fossil fuels.

Our research aims at designing and implementing low-cost tubular digesters in rural Andean communities. As members of the Latin America and Caribean Biodigesters Network (RedBioLAC), we collaborate with other member institutions.