Israeli company, HomeBiogas, presented its own technological solutions at the recent Paris climate change conference and is getting ready to expand into the markets of developing countries. The company’s innovation consists of a home system that converts kitchen waste and animal manure into cooking gas and liquid fertilizer.
HomeBiogas was one of three Israeli companies to be invited to attend the conference, where various companies offered technological solutions to the issue of global warming and climate change.
Ami Amir, the company’s marketing and business development director, told Tazpit Press Service (TPS) that the company, which he proudly described as “fully Israeli,” is the only one offering such an efficient solution to waste management and is the only company offering a system certified in the European community to meet the required safety standards. In this respect, Amir said, “We didn’t have any competition over there.”
While the concept of recycling such waste has been in existence for approximately 30 years, Amir said that previous systems were far from perfect. “It was frustrating because the old systems did not work well. They were not reliable and they broke down quickly.”
He also said that the product received much interest from countries in Central America, Southeast Asia, and Africa, mainly because of the methods used by many in those countries to cook or to fertilize crops.
HomeBiogas took the opportunity in Paris to explain how its technology would do more than simply address the effects of global warming and climate change.
“The main thrust of the company is going to be to provide solutions to underdeveloped communities. Many families still cook their food over wood, charcoal or animal manure. The statistics are horrible. More than 4 million children and women die every year from inhaling smoke and air pollution,” Amir added.
Amir expressed regret at the harsh reality where waste in those regions of the world is simply dumped into valleys and rivers, thereby contaminating the water. He also said the company hoped to address the fact that women are frequently forced to carry 20-40 kilos of wood each day in order to be able to cook.
HomeBiogas hopes to reduce the physical burden on women and families while using waste generated from homes or livestock to produce clean gas and clean natural fertilizer for vegetables. “It is better for the family any way you look at it,” Amir concluded.