Biogas – Indonesians Cook Green With Cheap LPG Alternative
A resident of Kerta Village in Bali, Wayan Sutri, doesn’t worry about the rising cost of liquid propane gas and kerosene, used by many as energy for cooking.
It’s because Sutri and dozens of other villagers are turning cattle dung onto biogas.
It all started with Sutri’s husband who had some knowledge of the procedure.
They’ve now been using the methane gas for two years.
[Wayan Sutri, Biogas User]:
“Since I began using this biogas, I feel it’s very safe. And I can reduce my daily shopping budget as it’s no longer necessary to buy gas.”
Sutri makes biogas in quite a simple way.
She uses a concrete reactor dome with a 6-cubic-meter capacity, an inlet with a diameter of 50 centimeters, a water pipe, and a special biogas stove.
The methane biogas from cattle dung has become the villagers’ first choice in green, sustainable energy.
In developing countries like Indonesia, biogas is receiving increasing attention as an alternative to fossil fuel.
Indonesia’s tropical climate is especially suitable for the fermentation process needed in producing methane.
The Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources says they are planning to develop 800 biogas installation units in 6 Indonesian provinces – including Bali – this year.
NTD News, Bali, Indonesia.