SimGas were big winners at ASME’s 2018 Innovation Showcase! They'll use their $10,000 prize to pilot their biogas milk chiller with a group of 20 Kenyan farmers. They hope to learn more about their payment model, and to further investigate the farmer to processor cooling chain.
SimGas is one of three Kenyan-based innovators to receive this year’s Africa regional ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) awards. Later this year, all the winners will meet in New York City for the Global ISHOW event, where they will share more than $500,000 in awards, services and technical support.
Powering Agriculture Innovator SimGas will compete at the ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) Kenya on May 10, 2018. ISHOW is a global competition for hardware-led ventures and social enterprises that focuses on the design and engineering journey of taking physical products to market.
Congratulations everyone at SimGas! They've been selected as a finalist for the ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) Kenya 2018. ISHOW is a global competition for hardware-led ventures and social enterprises that focuses on the design and engineering journey of taking physical products to market.
Janet is a proud SimGas customer and sales supervisor since 2014. She tells us about how easy it is to cook on biogas. Everyone can cook with biogas!
SimGas's robust growth in Kenya is made possible, in part, by Lendahand crowdfunding. A recent campaign raised 84,400€, which will provide loans to 125 farmers living in Muranga and Meru, enabling them to acquire SimGas biogas systems. A second campaign is now underway.
A huge milestone for SimGas: In 2018 their micro-scale biogas-powered milk chillers will be widely distributed in East Africa. Small-scale off-grid milk cooling that uses a reliable and renewable energy source—biogas produced from cow manure—means less milk spoilage, and a better living for farmers.
Renewable energy companies in East Africa that provide solar kits and modern cooking stoves—like Rubagabaga Run of River Hydropower Project in Rwanda, SimGas Kenya Ltd, Eco-Charcoal Ltd and Uganda's Eco Group Ltd—are bypassing traditional financial intermediaries and turning to online crowdfunders.
SimGas has introduced a prototype of its biogas milk chiller! This chiller enables farmers to increase their income by eliminating milk spoilage, and by saving time and money on milk transport. For dairy processors and co-operatives this product leads to more, better-quality milk.
Powering Agriculture Innovator SimGas is an Amplify Challenge winner! Over 400 NGOs, entrepreneurs, and social innovators were invited to design solutions that focus on reducing food waste. Over 42 percent of food produced by small scale farmers is lost during harvest or in transit to market.
The SimGas Biogas Milk Chiller has been selected to advance to the next round in the fifth OpenIDEO Amplify challenge to improve the livelihoods of small scale farmers by reducing food waste and spoilage. To advance further, SimGas needs your feedback on their idea!