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Created on November 7, 2018

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Specially designed for rural farmers in Morocco, this composter and biodigester transform organic waste into biogas for energy purposes and organic fertilizer for crops.

Developed By
  1. Biodôme du Maroc
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Author

Product Description

Designed by Biodôme and distributed in Morocco, composters and biodigesters are two separate units that convert organic waste into both biogas and organic fertilizer for lands and crops. The biogas can be used for general energy purposes and it can also power motors from water pumps, especially suitable for rural farmers. As waste can be managed on site, this system helps reducing organic domestic waste that represent the 70% of the trash while decreasing storage loads and the need to destroy waste.

Bidôme has improved the first system design with a new one that features an application to verify the composting process in real time.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 15: Life on Land

Market Suggested Retail Price

$5,819.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Biodôme

Manufacturing/Building Method

Biodigesters are built in the client's farm and composters delivered to the client site. Interview with the representative

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Distributions to Date Status

For August 2018, 4 units have been sold throughout Morocco. Interview with the representative

Average daily biogas production (m3/day)

Unknown.

Description of waste source(s)

Organic waste.

Waste input requirements (kg per hour or day)

0.07 m3/day (for 8 m3 volume digester), 0.15 m3/day (for 12 m3), 0.5 m3/day (for 20 m3), 1 m3/day (for 30 m3), for 1.5 m3/day for (for 40 m3), 2 m3/day for 50 m3 and 15 m3/day for 100 m3 volume biodigester. Interview with representative

Design Specifications

Biodigesters are buried installations made of concrete. The design is composed of 4 parts: (1) the feeding pond (2) the digestion tank (3) the compensation pool and (4) the digestor recovery pond. The system is designed with a slope so that the material can flow to the compensation pool. The produced biogas has a so-called digestate material and it is recovered in the pond. The biogas scapes from the top of the digestion tank and it is directed by the pipes to the desired uses (cogeneration, heating, combustion, etc).   Composters are rotating drums designed to mix and aerate food residues. Further specifications are unknown.  

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Biodigester: None Composters: Electric components are replaceable (motor, fan, etc). Interview with representative

Lifecycle

Biodigester estimated lifecycle is 90 years and for composters is 20 years with proper maintenance. Interview with representative

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Biodôme's target is to have a field-tested prototype: a fully systematized prototype representative of the industrial design that has been tested in a relevant environment with target customers/end users so as to validate the design and develop another dimension of composter with a new design. For August 2018, Biodôme is finalizing the industrial design within the month and moving into the pre-production in three months. Interview with the representative

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown.

Safety

For biodigester potential hazards are minimum. Biodôme Maroc puts alarms and detectors to monitor gas leaks and assure safety; For composters, there are potential hazards related to electrocution and rotation of the drum. To avoid it, Biodôme Maroc has put doors covering all the drum, an alarm and electrical boxes are well isolated. Interview with representative

Complementary Technical Systems

None.

Academic Research and References

None.

Compliance with regulations

None.

Evaluation methods

Not third-party tested

Other Information

Fatima Zahra, the representative of Biodôme was awarded the best prize of Woman entrepreneur at the COP22, during the Global Clean Technology Innovation Program (GCIP) Maroc 2016. In 2018, the prime minister of Morocco in the annual competition “Tamayuz” entitled her the best woman entrepreneur of the year, and she managed to win several other nominations in the international events that she has participated. She has also earned the title of ‘woman of the future in the Mediterranean’ awarded by the Union of Mediterranean, and the technical and financial support of several different organisations, including Cluster Solaire’s Fast Track 2 Market program with the financing of over 50,000 USD (500,000 Moroccan dirhams).

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