The SimGas GesiShamba is a modular biogas system for rural households. The system provides energy from recycled waste and produces a bio-fertilizer slurry for farms and gardens. Installation takes two days and is included in the price. It has a two-year warranty and an estimated lifespan of 20 years. Financing plans are available. For more information on Simgas visit their website
SimGas and their partner Silafrica Tanzania Ltd.
Trained individuals, households and private enterprises are the target users. Product is especially useful for farmers and livestock owners.
The GesiShamba can be purchased from SimGas and third-party vendors. The system is delivered and installed by the company’s technicians. The company seeks retailers and provides contact information here.
As of October 2014 a total of 193 GesiShamba systems have been distributed.
Provided by SimGas representatives through “after-sales service” and detailed user-training.
Siemens Stiftung and Simgas
There are some dangers associated with biogas digesters: fire hazard, leaks and negative pressure, but since this is a small/ family size system the hazards are also lower.
Additional companion products are available including: stoves, commercial burners, and biogas rice cookers.
Vogeli, Y., Lohri, C.R., Gallardo, A., Diener, S., Zurbrugg, C., Anaerobic digestion of biowaste in developing countries: practical information and case studies[Internet]. Laufenburg, Switzerland: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC; 2014 [cited 20 Jul 2015].
Forbis-Stokes, A.A., Colon, J.J., Ouksel, L., Deshusses, M.A., Effective decentralized sewage sanitation with low CO2 footprint [Internet]. Durhan (NC): Duke University; [cited 2015 Jul 20].
Buizer, M.S., The humanure carrousel, a biogas latrine sytem for Kenyan boarding schools [dissertation]. Delft University of Technology; 2014.
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