Silva Digester Bundle – Paca digestora Silva (One-cube-meter Silva digester)

Guillermo Silva

An organic waste compression system.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Silva Digester Bundle is an organic waste compression system designed to produce organic fertilizer. The system works by fermentation instead of rotting organic waste. The system was designed by Guillermo Silva, a forest technologist based in Colombia.

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

The system has been implemented in Colombia. However, the designer states it can be applied anywhere if there is organic waste.

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

The system is open-source and it can be implemented by anyone.

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


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

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

Target users include households and communities in general that have access to organic waste.

The @AutodeskFdn blogged about our how-to guide for communities writing proposals for development projects