Bali biogas project set for expansion

A biogas digester project for households in Bali is set to be expanded according to local news sources.

Gde Suarja, project co-ordinator for Yayasan Rumah Energi, has stated a target of 500 digesters throughout the country by 2014 is now the aim.

‘As of now, 405 units have been installed in 39 districts in nine regencies. We have targeted installation of 500 units by reaching out to more villages, with support from local administrations and NGOs,’ Suarja was quoted as saying.

Having started in 2009, The programme started four years ago and claims to have benefited hundreds of families, especially farmers and breeders as it allows them to turn their livestock waste into environmentally friendly gas for household use.

Provinces included in the project include Yogyakarta, Lampung, Bali and South Sulawesi.

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