At Takamoto Biogas, we work to improve the lives of small-scale farmers by providing energy security.
We are building biogas systems for small farm owners. The biogas is mainly used for cooking and lighting, though it can also be used for heating, driving chaff cutters, water pumps and electric generators. With the cost of firewood, kerosene and petrol increasing, the cost of these systems can be paid back in one to two years, depending on the local cost of energy, while the systems will last for 30 years on average.
Meet some of our clients …
Mr. Henry’s four cows provide the dung for his Takamoto Biogas system. In addition to no longer buying kerosene and firewood for cooking and light, Henry is seeing remarkable results from his biofertilizer. Henry reports that in just the first five months his maize (corn) is “as big as my wife’s arm” and his harvest has increased by 100%. His corn used to grow 5 feet high and now grows 11 feet high.
Mr. Washington – News reached a local radio reporter about especially large and tender chickens that were growing on Washington’s farm.Washington had taken a loan to buy a Takamoto Biogas system and used the biogas for a chick brooder. According to Washington, the continuous flow of biofuel means his chicks are less stressed than with the intermittent heating generated from the electric grid. He has already increased his flock from 100 chickens to 850 in just four months.
Mr. and Mrs. Washington enjoy the light of a biogas lamp in their home. They have three young children who use this light to study after dark in the evenings and early in the morning before attending school
Mr. Peter owns a primary school and raises 40 pigs but he had been using firewood to cook for the children which is increasingly difficult to find and expensive. A Takamoto Biogas system was installed. Peter replaced his dark and sooty kitchen with a new kitchen that includes Takamoto’s newly designed Kenyan stove that accommodates large pots to cook for the many school children.
This stove is used to cook food for the many children at Peter’s school. Peter’s pigs’ dung produces so much gas that he can even cook foods that requires long cooking periods like githeri.