by Omar Tanti
A BIO-GAS system, a means to eliminate organic waste and produces bio-gass fuel has been installed at the HopeXchange Medical Center.
This system reduces the dependence from expensive and polluting energy sources Bio-gas is a byproduct of the decomposition of organic matter by anaerobic bacteria.
Organic waste is put into a sealed underground container called a digester, where it is heated and agitated by natural heat. In the absence of oxygen, anaerobic bacteria consume the organic matter to multipy and produce bio-gas. Bio-gas is a clean and renewable energy that may be used as a substitute to natural gas for cooking or to produce hot water. Biogas technology is noted for improving sanitation and generating clean energy.