SimGas Biogas Milk Chiller
The Biogas Milk Chiller provides off-grid biogas-powered milk cooling on-farm, allowing smallholder dairy farmers without access to electricity to store, deliver, and sell the highest possible quality of raw milk and increase their income. The Biogas Milk Chiller is capable of cooling between 2.5 and 10 Liters from 35ºC to 4ºC within 3 hours, meeting international standards.
Product is still in its prototype phase.
Goal 2: zero hunger and achieve food security
In 2015, SimGas completed testing of four working prototypes in two regions in Tanzania. They plan on distributing 50 more Biogas Milk Chillers to Tanzania, Zambia, and Kenya. SimGas claims to be equipped to provide 750 Biogas Milk Chillers to smallholder dairy farms in East Africa in 2018
The Biogas Milk Chiller runs off-grid, on any type of domestic anaerobic digester, and uses absorption cooling technology. Using absorption cooling technology, heat from biogas combustion is used to generate cold. This cold is stored in an innovative compact storage system during the day and charges the system for a milk cooling cycle. Farmers feed the biogas system with cow manure on a daily basis. Clean energy – biogas – is produced and used to power the milk chiller.
SimGas representative. This product comes with a 2 year warranty.
SimGas’ R&D team tested 4 prototypes at 4 dairy farmers in Tanzania which demonstrated that the BMC complies with the international milk cooling standard: cooling raw milk down from 35 degrees Celsius to 4 degrees Celsius within 3 hours’ time.
Biogas reduces carbon emissions by 5-10 metric tons (CO2-equivalent) per user per year.
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