Flexi Biogas BG5

Biogas International Limited

Flexi Biogas BG5 is a system that degrades biological matter into a gas useful for cooking, through a flexible above-ground plastic digestor.

Product description Brand name and product description

Flexi Biogas BG5 developed by Biogas International Limited is a flexible above-ground system that produces biogas. The market name of the BG5 model is Std Domestic. The Flexi system is installed in only a few hours and normally are operational within 7-10 days, is portable and expandable, and runs on any biodegradable matter. Since it is a domestic model, it can supply sufficient cooking fuel for a family of up to around 12 members.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Kenya (main market) and Rwanda

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Although distribution started as part of an IFAD program, Biogas International Limited is the sole distributor to date. There are a few local and regional agents who market and install systems on their behalf as well.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Standard Model: Ksh 75,000 (691.95 USD Converted on September 5, 2020)

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

The product competes with other biogas systems like ADRA Cold Climate Biogas Plant; ARTI Biogas Plant, Sistema Biobolsa and Rehau Home Gas.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

BG5 is a model that targets domestic use, and supply sufficient cooking fuel for a Kenyan family of up to around 12 members. The product is suited to smallholder farmers because it is portable, affordable, easy to install, and simple to operate. It also has the advantage that it can be set up quickly for places such as refugee camps.

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