Israeli firm wins UN contract to supply biogas in Rwanda
HomeBiogas operations in Rwanda will be funded by the United Nations (UN) after the former won the tender for renewable energy development in Rwanda.
The announcement was made during UN’s 27th annual Conference of the Parties (COP27).
Reports indicated that the company will supply biogas systems for the treatment of organic waste for farmers.
The systems will be treating the organic wastes from farms in Eastern Province. Part of the project will include the installation and training of the locals on the system works.
According to the founder and CEO of HomeBiogas, Oshik Efrati: “One of the main sources of methane gas emissions is the disposal of organic waste in landfills. HomeBiogas' solution has a significant environmental value due to its ability to reduce methane gas emissions.”
He added that the system treats organic waste on-site and thus significantly reduces methane gas emissions, and results in the reduction of over six tons of carbon dioxide per year for each system.
By turning farm waste into clean cooking gas and organic fertiliser, these systems will advance people's lives; farmers will become more resilient with their own-grown organic fertiliser and families will enjoy their own sustainable energy source.
The innovative technology developed by HomeBiogas provides farmers with efficient and effective waste-to-resource solutions that improve crop outputs and revenue opportunities.
"We are grateful that the UN has selected our technology for the third time this year," concluded Efrati.
"Our first two projects with the UN in refugee camps in Malawi and Zimbabwe were successfully implemented and now winning this tender will also bring our technology to hundreds of families in Rwanda. We see this win as an important business development and we believe it will lay the foundation for additional opportunities. We are witnessing a growing global demand for climate tech and waste management innovation, and this is noticeable at COP27, where we’re currently showcasing our solutions."