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.

Introduction video of the ATEC biodigestor.

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

Mainly Cambodia and with plans to expand it 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. ATEC is currently looking for partner organisations working in target countries in energy, agriculture or other rural products in order to scale its impact.

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.

There are over 12 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 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries.

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Further specifications on ATEC’s impact on the SDGs.

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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