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Biogas in Nepal

To curb deforestation, farmers in the lowlands are switching from firewood to biogas for fuel.

Type of energy: Biogas
Project scale: 7500 household biogas units
Project investment: 2.2 million euros
CO2 savings: 30,000 tonnes

A climate protection project under the aegis of the WWF is treading new ground in the Nepalese lowlands. In order to protect local ecosystems, 7,500 small biogas plants are being constructed and installed for farmers and their families, reducing the demand for non-sustainable firewood and diminishing carbon emissions as a consequence of deforestation. One plant can deliver sufficient cooking energy for a family with at least two cows or buffaloes.

A film by Wolfgang Bernert

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