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Supergas

Since 1996 SUPERFLEX has collaborated with European and African engineers to construct a simple biogas unit that can produce sufficient gas for the cooking and lightening needs for a family living in rural areas in the Global South. In August 1997, SUPERFLEX installed and tested the first Supergas biogas system running on organic materials, such as human and animal stools. The experiment was carried out at a small farm in central Tanzania, in cooperation with the African organisation SURUDE (Sustainable Rural Development). The biogas plant produces approx. 3-4 cubic metres of gas per day from the dung from 2-3 cattle – enough for a family of 8-10 members for cooking purposes and to run one gas lamp in the evening.

Tanzania Photo: Superflex

1997 Tanzania - The First Test


In August 1997, SUPERFLEX installed and tested the first Supergas biogas system. The experiment was carried out at a small farm in central Tanzania, in co-operation with the African organisation SURUDE (Sustainable Rural Development). The plant produces approx. 3 cubic metres of gas per day from the dung from 2-3 cattle. This is enough for a family of 8-10 members for cooking purposes and to run one gas lamp in the evening.


1998 Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark


"SUPERFLEX Biogas in Africa" installation at The Louisiana Exhibition 1997. The results from the pilot installation in Tanzania 1997 were shown in the museum. The museum was a main sponsor of the first biogas installation in Tanzania.


2001 Cambodia


Test carried out in collaboration with UTA University of Tropical Agriculture in Cambodia and Thomas Preston.


2002 Cheing Mai


A new version of the Supergas system, using hard watercontainers, was installed at The Land in Cheing Mai, Thailand.


2007 Zanzibar


Based on the installation in Cheing Mai two new Supergas systems were installed on Zanzibar in collaboration with the organizations "Dantan" and "ZALWEDA". SUPERFLEX helped installing two pilot system – ZALWEDA has been installing several systems since.


2011 Mexico


Development of prototypes of a new design made for mass production in Mexico. The prototypes are done in collaboration with TOA and OPA

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