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Assessing biogas potential of slaughter waste

Early December 2013 the team implementing the Sustainable Abattoir project conducted an experiment at an abattoir in southern Namibia. The aim of the experiment was to determine the biogas potential of slaughter waste. The study is part of the project “The Sustainable Abattoir”, which is funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and implemented […]

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Assessing feasibility of biogas generation in Gam

Only few communities in the remote rural parts of north-eastern Namibia have access to grid electricity. A majority of settlements there depend on wood for their cooking, heating and lighting. Gam, a rural settlement situated in Otjizondjupa region close to the boarder of Botswana is an example of such an off-grid community. The settlement was […]

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Improving waste management

Early in August 2013 the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and Sustainable Business Malardalen (SusBiz) conducted an assessment of solid waste and waste water management at Brukkaros Meat Processors (BMP), a smallstock abattoir situated about 20 km from Keetmanshoop town in southern Namibia. Water treatment equipment to be tested The initiative is a central […]

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