HomeBiogas has launched its latest biodigester, HomeBiogas 2.0. The device is designed to transform leftover kitchen waste into reusable, clean gas. Each system produces up to three hours of cooking gas per day. HomeBiogas 2.0 has begun a Kickstarter campaign which offers a ready-to-use stovetop designed to utilize the gas.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), one-third of food produced for human consumption worldwide is either lost or wasted. According to the company, HomeBiogas 2.0 can convert your leftover organic waste into biogas to fuel your kitchen cooking needs and fertilizer to nourish your plants and garden.
The appliance supplies energy from material you already have at home--your organic waste--so you don’t have to pay for energy to power your stove. It provides a clean and sustainable alternative to electricity, propane, and natural gas. Each system produces up to three hours of renewable cooking gas daily.
The system up-cycles food and animal waste that normally would be decomposing in landfills, emitting potent greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. By collecting these gases, HomeBiogas 2.0 alleviates dependence on other sources of energy.
HomeBiogas 2.0 also creates the opportunity to provide clean energy and natural fertilizer to the millions of families who live in underserved communities in nations around the globe. The standard practice in many of these areas is to cook on wood or charcoal, which creates harmful indoor air pollution and causes long-term detriments to respiratory health. HomeBiogas2 provides a clean alternative to these cooking fuels.
“We are a socially conscious company at our core,” says Oshik Efrati, CEO & Co-Founder of HomeBiogas. “Our initial campaign gave eco-conscious, western consumers the opportunity to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and start using renewable energy at home. We believe that with our new campaign and the lowered price point, HomeBiogas 2.0 will have an even bigger impact on communities across the globe."