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13 July 2024

Running Small-scale

Kingdom Bioenergy Ltd drew on many years of experience with biogas programmes in various countries to offer consulting services.

Two books, “Running a biogas programme: A handbook” (1988) and “Small-scale rural biogas programmes: A handbook” (2015) cover the history of biogas technology as used for supplying domestic cooking fuel generated from animal dung, as well as a smell-free compost. The first book was based on the biogas project in Nepal run by DCS and compared it with biogas programmes in India and China. The second book provides a more up-to-date view of these programmes, looking at how the programmes in Nepal, India and China have developed and also how similar programmes in other countries have grown.

Both books provide an understanding of the science and technology of low-cost biogas, rural biogas systems. The first book considers the management approaches used in the programmes in the 1980s, while the second book identifies the approaches that have succeeded over time.

Kingdom Bioenergy Ltd used to be involved with biogas projects in several countries, including the UK. In the UK, itwas involved with Advanced Anaerobics Ltd, offering technical advice. Most farm-scale biogas systems built in the UK are bespoke, individually designed for the site. Advanced Anaerobics Ltd have developed a small number of standard systems based on a German design, which are much cheaper to install.  

Kingdom Bioenergy Ltd is involved internationally through Foundation SKG Sangha, a UK registered charitable company, set up in co-operation with SKG Sangha, an Indian NGO.

Another source of information has been international visits on behalf of Ashden, a UK charity that is part of the Sainsbury Foundation. They offer awards to the best renewable energy projects in the world and offer useful videos about them.

The site also includes examples of David Fulford’s new interest in panoramic photography.