TINYTECH Portable Biogas Plant
TINYTECH and Aadhunik Global Energy
The TINYTECH Portable Biogas Plant is a small-scale biogas production system that uses household waste to produce a methane-rich gas.
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.
TINYTECH is mostly based in India but is also present in other 111 countries.
Local manufacturers in India. interview with representative
~362 USD (25,000 IRS) Converted on 22 July 2019
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
The product targets users in rural areas.
Locally manufactured in India on a per demand basis. Interview with representative
As of July 2016, four systems have been distributed. Interview with representative
The form of energy that is created by this system
Types of input waste
Manufacturer-specified system capacity
Description of other consumables required for energy production
Quanity of consumables required per hour
The size of this system
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
The manufacturer specifies a 5-10 m3 per day of biogas output.
TINYTECH Interview with representative
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.
Biogas use products are available on the market including stoves, commercial burners, water heaters and gen-sets.
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.
TINYTECH also offers other products related to renewable energies as well as another wide range of small machinery products.
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