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Sistema.bio inaugurates “world’s largest biogas plant manufacturing facility”

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Sistema.bio, a global social enterprise specialising in innovative biogas technology, has unveiled the world's largest manufacturing facility for biogas plants in India.
The facility spans 130,000 square feet, and boasts an annual production capacity of 100,000 biodigesters, and received investment to the tune of USD $1.8 million (€1.6m). The company said it will impact the lives of 600,000 farmers and capture up to 1 million tonnes of CO2e annually.
It is primed to meet the growing demand for energy access and fertiliser solutions among smallholder farmers in the Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America regions, where Sistema.bio operates across 31 countries.
At the inauguration event, Sistema.bio’s co-founder and CEO, Alexander Eaton, stated: “This facility serves as a global benchmark for innovative technology and efficient business operations, creating a profound impact worldwide. For each smart biogas unit that rolls out of this facility, we can measure tangible outcomes in terms of improved livelihoods for farmers, enhanced human health and a healthier climate. I am incredibly proud of the team that designed and launched this facility, as well as those who work diligently here every day!”
The factory currently operates at a daily capacity of 360 units, but has plans to double its output through automation. Compared to the previous facility’s production capacity of 30,000 units, this new factory’s annual capacity of 100,000 units marks a significant leap forward, according to the company.
The facility has obtained ISO 9001 certification, ensuring the delivery of high-quality products that adhere to strict quality standards and efficient production processes.
Furthermore, Sistema.bio’s innovative biogas technology is patented in India for use as a biogas reactor and membrane template. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of the Government of India officially recognised and approved Sistema.bio’s modern and innovative biogas technology in December 2022.
The factory produces modern biogas accessories, including booster pumps, biogas purifiers, and H2S filters.
Additionally, the facility assembles biogas cookstoves and other devices and machinery required on farms to maximise biodigesters’ economic, environmental and health co-benefits.
With a rejection rate of less than 1%, the facility handles approximately 4.5 tonnes of waste per month during the manufacturing process. Over the next five years, Sistema.bio said it aims to implement automation to significantly increase its capacity, enabling the company to reach hundreds of thousands of farmers across the country.
Commenting on this milestone, Sistema.bio’s co-founder and CPO, Camilo Pages, commented: “Today, we celebrate the opening of the world’s largest biodigester factory, not only for the remarkable engineering and teamwork achievement it represents but also for the potential it holds to improve the lives of small farmers worldwide. We are proud to be part of a movement that values sustainability, innovation, and social responsibility, and we are motivated to continue our work toward creating a more equitable and prosperous world where every farmer has access to the tools and resources they need to thrive.”

 






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