Energy autarky at home with low investment is possible.


Fossil fuels as oil and gas are getting raw and burden the athmosphere with carbon dioxide. As the anthropogenic greenhouse effect causes global warming we are charged to develop CO2 neutral heating methods. Using waste organic material for heating offers great potential to save carbon emissions.

ARTI biogas plant in India sold for 400 €ARTI biogas plant in India sold for 400 €

This page deals with possibilities of anorganic digestion to produce storeable methane at different levels from micro scale for househols up to big scale used in industrial applications for power and heat production. It offers diverse options for small scale applications for decentralized use.

In the focus are:

Sketch for a biogas plant in so called 'developing nations'Sketch for a biogas plant in so called 'developing nations'
  1. production of electric energy and heat at home
  2. recycling of organic material to save landfill space
  3. substitute carbon dioxide emitting fuels
  4. minimize energy costs for production, procession and transport of fuels

The easiest way is

"You just put about three buckets of manure into a sealed oil drum. Put a small oil heater under the drum to keep the manure at a steady 80 degrees. There are two microbes in the manure which, when heated, eat each other - this produces the gas. You can collect the gas in bottles or in plastic balloons for storage. Then all you do is feed the methane through an adapter into your carburetor - and you've got chicken power. I keep replenishing my manure supply. I run my car for about six months before I clean out the tank and start with fresh dung." (Put a chicken in your tank by Harold Bate, 1971).

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Advantages and Benefits of Biogas

Disadvantages of Biogas

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