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Supergas AS

In 1998 the share holding company Supergas AS was established in order to gain money for developing the Supergas biogas system as well as to actively promote the idea of making investments in the daily life of families living in rural areas in the Global South. Supergas AS was closed in 2005 due to lack of investments. However the concept of Supergas Biogas lives on and is still being installed and developed.

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 lighting 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.
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