ADRA Cold Climate Biodigester

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

The Cold Climate Biogas Plant was designed by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to operate in harsh climates that would incapacitate traditional plants. The digester is a fixed dome, in-ground concrete design and is part of a larger system that includes a greenhouse. The system is low cost and built for households in developing countries.

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Product description

The Cold Climate Biogas Plant was designed by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to operate in harsh climates that would incapacitate traditional plants. The digester is a fixed dome, in-ground concrete design and is part of a larger system that includes a greenhouse. The system is low cost and built for households in developing countries.

https://adra.org/

Target region(s)

North Korea, Nepal, Mongolia, Buthan, northern China, the Caucasus region and the east block countries.

Distributors/implementing organizations

ADRA has lead the Thermal Institute of the Austrian National Academy of Sciences in the development and implementation of the product. The academy has promoted and replicated the design throughout the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (North Korea). Other NGOs also develop the plant in Nepal and Afghanistan including the UNDP.

Market suggested retail price

Basic Biogas Plant: $500 – 800 USD depending on local prices for a 5 m3 system Interest-free loans are available through ADRA for very cold climates. In many cases the construction material is provided by ADRA or through a government agency. Typically, the beneficiary contributes the labor for the project and ADRA provides the training and instructional materials. Users receive assistance from ADRA during the process where needed.

Target user(s)

Trained individuals, households and private enterprises are the target users.

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