Flexi Biogas BG5

Biogas International Limited

Product description Brand name and product description

Flexi Biogas BG5 is a flexible above-ground system that produces biogas. It is portable and expandable. It runs on any biodegradable matter. It is a domestic model, it can supply sufficient cooking fuel for family of up to around 12 members. Flexi systems install in only a few hours and normally are operational within 7-10 days.

The market name of the BG5 model is Std Domestic.

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

Kenya (main market), Rwanda.

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

Although distribution started as part of an IFAD program, Biogas International Limited is the sole distributor to date, although there are a few local and regional agents who market and install systems on their behalf.

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

$650 (local price 61,000 Ksh, May 2016).

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

SimGas GesiShamba in Tanzania and Kenya; MBSA Biogas Plant in Mali and Burkina Faso.

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

– Biogas can be used for lighting and cooking:
– – Cooking functionality reduces illness by sanitizing food. If the gas replaces kerosene it can improve indoor air quality and respiratory health.
– – Lighting functionality improves safety at night.

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

BG5 is a model that targets domestic use, and supply sufficient cooking fuel for Kenyan family of up to around 12 members. The product is suited to smallholder farmers because it is portable, affordable, easy to install, and simple to operate.

It also has the advantage that it can be set up quickly for places such as refugee camps.

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