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Biogas Handbook: Build Your Own Biodigester

biogas handbook The short booklet, "Biogas: What it is, How it is Made, How to Use it," published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in the "Better Farming Series," is not only a basic introduction to biogas, but is also a step-by-step guide to creating biogas with your very own homemade biodigester. The method detailed in the book is very similar to the biodigester construction used by the Santa Fe Women's Group, only that it uses a barrel drum (or a number of them) instead of an underground tank. This makes for a much quicker, easier construction, and makes the amount of biogas production flexible to your needs. If you need more biogas, simply add more barrels.

I recommend this book to those who want to explore their curiosities in the study of biogas because it has everything illustrated with easy-to-follow pictures and explained in simple English. These small-scale biodigesters can function as a really practically energy source for rural people in the developing world, as well as a recreational tool for farmers who want the coolest barbecues in the county!

So, order Biogas: What It Is, How It Is Made, How to Use It (Better Farming Series, No 31) and check out other biogas titles while you're at it:

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