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Biogas Pilot Project - Palestine

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 11/02/2017

Biogas Pilot Project - Palestine

Categories

Technology field of reference: Cooking

Relevant sectors: Nutrition, Food Security, Health, Environment, Early Recovery & Livelihoods, Shelter

Population type: Other

Category of funders: Not Available


Project Description

The project aims to contribute to the livelihood of targeted marginalized rural and Bedouin households in Gaza and the West Bank by reducing the expenditure on energy used for cooking by 50%, decreasing the amount of time spent by women and youth looking for wood, and decreasing exposure to toxic fumes produced when plastic is burned for cooking. 15 biogas production units were distributed in Gaza and 13 were distributed to households in the West Bank. The success of the project is that families in Gaza are now able to cook on biogas stove for 30 minutes to 3 hours per day; this is inspected to increase as temperatures get warmer. Lesson to be learned is that inadequate amounts of biogas were produced during winter in the West Bank due to low temperatures.The project aims to contribute to the livelihood of targeted marginalized rural and Bedouin households in Gaza and the West Bank by reducing the expenditure on energy used for cooking by 50%, decreasing the amount of time spent by women and youth looking for wood, and decreasing exposure to toxic fumes produced when plastic is burned for cooking. 15 biogas production units were distributed in Gaza and 13 were distributed to households in the West Bank. The success of the project is that families in Gaza are now able to cook on biogas stove for 30 minutes to 3 hours per day; this is inspected to increase as temperatures get warmer. Lesson to be learned is that inadequate amounts of biogas were produced during winter in the West Bank due to low temperatures.The project aims to contribute to the livelihood of targeted marginalized rural and Bedouin households in Gaza and the West Bank by reducing the expenditure on energy used for cooking by 50%, decreasing the amount of time spent by women and youth looking for wood, and decreasing exposure to toxic fumes produced when plastic is burned for cooking. 15 biogas production units were distributed in Gaza and 13 were distributed to households in the West Bank. The success of the project is that families in Gaza are now able to cook on biogas stove for 30 minutes to 3 hours per day; this is inspected to increase as temperatures get warmer. Lesson to be learned is that inadequate amounts of biogas were produced during winter in the West Bank due to low temperatures.

Location

Starting and ending date

From 11/02/2017 to 11/02/2017

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

28 Rural Gaza communities and the Maleh Bedouin community, where the direct beneficieries were rural, poor families with farm animals. 28 Rural Gaza communities and the Maleh Bedouin community, where the direct beneficieries were rural, poor families with farm animals. 28 Rural Gaza communities and the Maleh Bedouin community, where the direct beneficieries were rural, poor families with farm animals.

Names of implementing partners

American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), Kuwaiti Fund

Funding sources

N/A