Biogas proposed as an alternative to dung fuel in rural Nepal

In a presentation to the 10th Annual Conference of the South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), Krishna Prasad Pant of the People's Agriculture Research and Development Centre (PARC Nepal) showed that biogas could provide an economically viable and safer alternative to dung fuel.

Dried animal dung is widely used as a domestic fuel in rural Nepal with adverse effects on human health caused by smoke inhalation. Burning dung as a fuel also removes it from the natural soil cycle with further adverse effects to the environment and agriculture.

Converting dung to biogas can provide a cleaner cooking fuel with nutrient-rich fertilizer as a by-product.

A summary of this presentation can be found at:
  • A practitioner's journal on household energy, stoves and poverty reduction.

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