Sistema Biobolsa BB4

Sistema Biobolsa

Product description Brand name and product description

Sistema Biobolsa BB4 is a pre-fabricated biodigester that converts daily farm waste waste into renewable energy and organic fertilizer. This technology generates a sustainable source of energy in the form of biogas, for household or farm use, reduces the need for fuels and chemical fertilizers, and creates an opportunity for the farmers to improve their agricultural production. The system also generates a potent, natural fertilizer, Biol.

The system is a batch flow, tubular, prefabricated, modular, flexible biodigester. The system is composed of pre-fabricated components in order to optimize packaging, transportation and easy installation. The system is easy to operate and maintain, and is ensured to have a long life.

Biogas displaces firewood and LPG; biol improves crop productivity for farmers that have limited to no access to fertilizer before.

Sistema Biobolsa is located in Mexico City, Mexico with additional operations throughout Latin America.

More information available in the product brochure

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

The main market is Mexico. Sistema Biobolsa is developing in Central America, with a main office in Nicaragua.

Pilot projects and expansion include projects in Honduras, Haiti, Cuba, Peru, as well as in India and East Africa.

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

The product is distributed by Sistema Biobolsa itself and a network of distributors in all the targeted regions in Mexico and Nicaragua.

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

The market price for the BB4 is in the range USD $600 to $1,000.

Sistema Biobolsa offers with Kiva a 0% interest loan. The payback time is estimated at 2.5 years.

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

Viogaz in Costa Rica for small scale biodigestors;

Lombritec in Mexico;

Rotoplast in Colombia;


SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service
Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

The BB4 is targeting trained individuals and households who include high poverty farmers with subsistence agriculture. Average annual income of the target users is $2,500 USD.

The farmers should have less than 20 animals and 2 hectares of farmland to use BB4.

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The manual of biol explains how the farmers can prepare and use the biol as a crop fertilizer.

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