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!
With dung from three dairy cows, and a biogas-powered chiller from SimGas, a farmer can now extend shelf-life of their milk for more than 10 hours, extending time that milk will remain fresh while awaiting marketing.
SimGas discusses how their project will use biogas milk chilling to increase productivity and double the income of East African dairy farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania. This project has been selected for a 2015 Powering Agriculture Award.
The World Bank-led Carbon Initiative for Development (CI-Dev) has signed its first purchase agreement, contracting with developer SimGas to buy carbon credits from a PoA to roll out home biogas systems in east Africa.
A milk chiller run on manure. A sun-powered pond aerator. These are some of the creative ideas that could change the game for the world’s poorest farmers.