ATEC Biodigestor

ATEC Biodigesters International

Distributed by ATEC, this biodigestor converts green waste into biogas for cooking and organic fertilizer for crops and comes along with a twin cookstove, biogas rice cooker.

Product description Brand name and product description

ATEC biodigestor converts animal, green and kitchen waste and produces 500-1500 L of biogas per day that can be used for cooking and 20 tons of organic fertilizer per year for crops. First commercialized biodigestor also suitable for earthquake and flood-prone areas, the system comes with a twin cookstove and a biogas rice cooker, along with the biodigester itself. The system requires a minimum of 2 livestock or 5 kg of green waste per day and there are two sizes available: 3,25 m3 for small-scale farmers and 10 m3 for medium-scale farms.

ATEC Biodigesters International is a triple bottom line impact entreprise operating in Cambodia.


Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Mainly Cambodia. Also implemented in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Thailand and Myanmar.  ATEC also plans to expand to other 5 countries worldwide by 2030: India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

ATEC in partnership with other organisations and companies for the technical, sales and supply chain needs.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The installation of an ATEC biodigestor requires an upfront cash payment of 550 USD – 650 USD including taxes (province dependent). Estimated average household payback period is 2 years when using the gas and fertiliser.


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

A direct competitor of this product is Homebiogas. Additionally, there can be found 12 other waste-to-energy systems on the E4C Solutions Library, however, this is the first commercialized biodigestor suitable for any environment.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation.

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy.

Goal 13: Climate action.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Last-mile farming households who aspire for more modern cooking facilities and have the financial capacity to purchase a biodigester, either directly or through monthly instalments.

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