The TINYTECH Biogas portable system is a small-scale biogas plant developed by TINYTECH for converting household organic waste into methane rich gas. The biodigester is made of fibre-reinforced plastic for durability and longevity. The TINYTECH biodigester is no longer in production as of July 2016.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Local manufacturers in India. interview with representative
Locally manufactured in India on a per demand basis. Interview with representative
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Distributions to Date Status
As of July 2016, four systems have been distributed. Interview with representative
Average daily biogas production (m3/day)
Description of waste source(s)
Refuse, Organic material
Waste input requirements (kg per hour or day)
10 L of water per 2 kg of refuse/organic material
The TINYTECH Portable Biogas Plant consists of a 1,170 L fermenter tank and a 800 L tank containing gas. Both tanks are made of fiberglass reinforced plastic. The dimensions are 150 cm in diameter and 210 cm in height. The unit weighs 60 kg, and the ratio of 10 L water to 2 kg of organic material is used.
User manual and training CD. Interview with representative
The technology is made to be low-tech and easily replaceable. Interview with representative
50 years minimum expected lifespan. TINYTECH does not supply a warranty although a warranty through a local manufacturer may be available. Interview with representative
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The manufacturer specifies a 5-10 m3 per day of biogas output.
Vetted Performance Status
There are some dangers associated with biogas digesters such as fire hazards, leaks and negative pressures. However as this is a small, family size system the hazards are also reduced.
Complementary Technical Systems
Biogas use products are available on the market including stoves, commercial burners, water heaters and gen-sets.
Academic Research and References
The following paper gives some background on the potential utilization of biogas:
Holm-Nielsen, J., Al Seadi, T., Oleskowicz-Popiel, P., 2009, The future of anaerobic digestion and biogas utilization. Bioresource Technology. Vol 100. Issue 22. pp 5478-5484.
Some research on field performance evaluation of a flexi biogas plants can be found below:
Vijay, V. 2014. Technical and field performance evaluation of flexi biogas plants. International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Compliance with regulations
TINYTECH also offers other products related to renewable energies as well as another wide range of small machinery products.