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Kenya: SimGas Biodigesters

On January 29, 2016, Ci-Dev signed an emissions reduction purchase agreement (ERPA) with SimGas IP BV, a Dutch private company, for the purchase of 500,000 certified emission reductions (CERs) to be generated through end 2024.

SimGas has designed a molded plastic household biogas digester that is able to be mass-manufactured at lower cost and with faster and cheaper transportation and installation than traditional masonry-based designs. Ci-Dev revenues will help to make the biodigesters more affordable to up to 75,000 Kenyan households, as well as to extend the company’s basic warranty to five years.

Use of biogas for cooking will reduce household exposure to indoor air pollution as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions from unsustainable use of woody biomass.