WASTE TO POSITIVE ENERGY
Hundreds of refugee camps around the world generate huge quantities of organic waste, which not only causes sanitary and environmental problems, but is also expensive to dispose of. HomeBiogas has won a UN tender to supply biogas systems for the treatment of organic waste at refugee camps in Africa.
HomeBiogas developed innovative systems that treat organic waste on-site by converting it into renewable energy, and offers solutions to the private and commercial sector worldwide, currently expanding its activities with aid organizations in Africa.
The UN’s decision to implement these innovative systems in refugee camps is based on the fact that these systems treat waste in a sustainable way, and turn it into energy (bio-fertilizer and cooking gas) which will serve the refugees. In addition, the systems are perfect for remote areas and work well in extreme conditions, they are shipped in compact packages and are convenient to store and transport, they’re also simple to install, durable and are easy to use.
The agreement stipulates that HomeBiogas will be responsible for the successful project implementation and completion.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
By converting organic waste into renewable energy on-site, HomeBiogas systems diverts waste from landfills, the leading source of methane emissions worldwide. The 2021 UN Climate Change Report highlighted the need to control methane, a greenhouse gas 80 times more harmful than Co2. In addition, the HomeBiogas systems also reduce costs related to the removal, transportation and landfilling of waste while each system saves over 6 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Oshik Efrati, Co-Founder and CEO of HomeBiogas: “We are proud that the UN selected HomeBiogas to take on this important project that will have an immense impact on the environment. We are now an official supplier of the UN, and believe that this tender is the first of many to come that will seek to treat waste in a sustainable way and improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living in refugee camps around the world.”
This project joins a series of projects and international collaborations in which HomeBiogas partnered with governments, aid agencies and humanitarian organizations, such as: USAID, EU, UN, SNV, International Red Cross, The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, WWF and other projects with various UN committees in Liberia and Gaza. In addition, the company has distribution partnerships in several countries in Africa, including Zimbabwe, Zambia and Kenya.