The Jubilee House now has a 280-meter cubic digester, a facility that converts biological waste into gas for cooking and fertilizer to green the seat of the government.
The receptacle which was expanded in 2020, addresses most of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially on human health and the environment.
Chief Executive Officer, Biogas Technologies Africa Limited, John Afari Idan, in an interview with Joyce Gyekye, said biogas expansion addresses one-third of the country’s problems.
A biodigester is a mechanized toilet that uses decomposition and sedimentation as its main mode of operation. Instead of rotting the waste until the exhauster comes to suction it away, this is a bio-toilet where the human waste decomposes in a digestive tank using certain high-graded bacteria, which further converts into biogas or water.
This new innovation is pocket-friendly because you don’t have to schedule an exhauster clean-up every now and then. It’s very low in maintenance and doesn’t require a sewage system.
Bio-digester as the name suggests is suitable for Commercial/light industrial purposes and can take as much as 100 users per day. Suitable for churches, schools, public toilets and commercial properties including restaurants and banks.
The kind of bio-toilet technology used with the digester is anaerobic in a place where degradation occurs by the use of unique and specific microbial processes that work under high temperatures to turn it into inflammable gas.
So, from a low temperature of about -20°F, the final product is a colourless, odourless, and inflammable gas containing 50–70% methane. The cold-active bacteria is what allows the biodigester to earn its name for working biologically to recycle waste into gas.