A smart, sustainable solution
The biogas project was the perfect solution to the problem of how to deal with the factory’s organic waste.
A huge project, worth the effort
Our factory in Murang’a, Kenya is on the cutting edge of sustainable practices thanks to the Olivado Biogas Project.
This project was created to find a responsible and sustainable solution for dealing with the waste the factory produces.
These two huge anaerobic digesters, each with 1,400m³ substrate capacity, break down the organic waste from the avocado oil process, creating useable, efficient gas to power our generators.
Biogas is a perfect solution for treating the organic waste from the factory, as it not only offers a renewable substitute to costly and unreliable grid electricity, but it is also an alternative to the environmentally damaging vehicle fuel that is currently used.
On top of that, a by-product from this process comes in the form of a bio-fertiliser from digester effluent, adding further value to this treatment process.
We have designed and successfully installed a system that costs a fraction of other similar systems in the region, while having developed the local skills required to implement and operate such a facility.
TURNING WASTE AVOCADO PRODUCT INTO BIO-GAS
As part of Sarah’s Country “Change Maker” show, Gary our CEO explains how we are leading the way in the New Zealand avocado industry with our approach to regeneration, sustainability and utilising all waste to energy.