Biogas for cooking food
We are happy to bring upp “Biogas for cooking” from project ideas to actually running projects so its making a progress.
In 2009 Sofi Karlsson Lund and Camilla Rydén were doing a prestudy for the biogas project in Kisumu. They were sending some stories from the life in Kisumu.
Now in 2010 Claes will develop a project to establish “gas for cooking” as an alternative to charcoal, read about it in the blog here, this is a continuation of the prestudy Sofia and Camilla made.
What are the obstacles for the people in Nyalenda to use gas instead of coal?
Deforestation is the single largest root cause to many problems facing Kenya. It causes increased run off to lake Victoria and consequently eutrophication. The forest cover is decreased from 10-2 % of the land area. CO2 capture is thus decreased, many species are dying out and large areas are drying out.
The use of coal for cooking is the main purpose. Most often cutting trees is not allowed and the activity is thus criminal. Still it is happening at increasing rate!
Using natural gas is available and not more expensive. Producing and selling biogas seem to be a good option that can provide a sustainable income for many people.
Leo by the gicko, cooking with coal..