Israeli Biogas Digesters Energize Isolated Palestinian Village

BEIT YANAI, Israel (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -

Palestinian villagers living in desolate, off-grid areas in Yehudah and Shomron have begun using Israeli-made biogas generators that supply free, clean energy by gobbling up organic waste.

The portable, household “anaerobic digesters” made by Israeli start-up company HomeBioGas turn food leftovers and manure into methane for cooking and lighting.

“HomeBioGas has invented this simple digester that can easily be assembled and transported,” said Palestinian engineer Amer Rabayah, who coordinates installation of the devices.