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Green Energy and Nutrition

Project Leader
Poschmaier-Kamarad Ludek, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Caritas Carinthia, Sandwirtgasse 2, 9010 Klagenfurt, Austria.
Contact person: Alexandra Blattnig;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
Caritas Gulu Archdiocese, Main Street 1, 1 Gulu, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Gulu University, P. O. Box 166, 1111 Gulu, Uganda.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner

Further information:

BOKU Research Units
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology
Funded by
University of Natural Ressources and Life Sciences, Vienna; CO2 compensation system, Gregor Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Wien, Austria
In cooperation with the Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, Caritas Gulu (Uganda) and Caritas Carinthia the project GEN – Green Energy and Nutrition will reduce emissions by substituting firewood with biogas as well as from anaerobic storage of dung. Compared to the three--‐stone method, as a result of the construction and proper operation of domestic biogas plants in Uganda, an alternative energy--‐efficient cooking variant can be offered. The biogas plants are expected to be installed with a size of 6--‐ 9m3 depending on how many households it should benefit and 9--‐13m3 for some schools, whereby all households should have an average of at least two animals in order to supply the biogas plant with enough materials. The Institute for Environmental Biotechnology will implement together with the University Gulu in Uganda inter alia a suitable construction of the biogas plants with local materials as well as a suitable composition of the input substrates and their logistics, since not all households may own animals and will be too far away from each other to connect them with pipes.
Technical environmental protection; Environmental biotechnology; Energy saving; Sustainable agriculture; Development cooperation;
biogas; Bio-fertilizer; CO2-reduction; Energy; Plant production;
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