ATEC Biodigestor

ATEC Biodigesters International

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

Product description Brand name and product description

ATEC biodigester converts animal, organic, and kitchen waste into approximately 500 to 1500 L of biogas per day. The gas can be used for cooking and the organic byproduct is suitable to produce 20 tons of organic fertilizer per year for crops. This product is the first commercialized biodigester 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 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 biodigester requires an upfront cash payment of 550 USD – 650 USD including taxes (province dependent). The estimated average household payback period is 2 years when using the gas and fertilizer.

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. This is the first commercialized biodigester 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 installments.

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