Sistema Biobolsa BB40

Sistema Biobolsa

Product description Brand name and product description

Sistema Biobolsa BB40 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 generated a potent, natural fertilizer, Biol.

It is a continuous flow, tubular, prefabricated, modular, flexible biodigester. The system is composed of pre-fabricated components in order to optimize packaging, transportation and easy installation. It is easy to operate and maintain, and has a long durability.

Biogas displaces LP gas, gasoline and electricity; chemical fertilizers are replaced by biol.

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 BB40 is in the range USD 2,300 to 2,700.

Sistema Biobolsa offers with Kiva a 0% interest loan on up to 12 months to pay for the product. The payback time is estimated between 2-3 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;

Nopalimex and Bioworks for larger-scale biogas in Mexico.

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 BB40 is targeting farmers that professionally produce and sell milk, cheese or animal fattening, with access to local and national markets. Average annual income of the target users is USD 7,000. The BB40 enables farmers to use the gas to run engines for electricity generation.

The farmers should have more than 100 animals and over 7 hectares of farmland to use BB40.

Watch a video of Milking with BB40 in Chiapas, Mexico.

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

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