Impact-driven

The SimGas strategy is impact-driven. We are creating impact through mass production, modularity and standardisation, combined with highly scalable business models. Our secret is the combination of local presence, great partnerships and smart investments in research and development. We measure what we do, learn from the results, and adjust our strategy accordingly. This is what makes SimGas a true trailblazer and helps us create immediate impact that lasts.

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Biogas is a clean cooking fuel

Worldwide, three billion people are being exposed to toxic fumes, fuels and dangerous open fires while cooking their meals. The direct consequences cause four million people to die each year. Biogas is a clean cooking fuel and puts an end to one of the world’s top causes for death and disease.

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Extra income from fertiliser

The slurry from the biogas system is an excellent fertiliser. Crops can serve as cow fodder or food for the household. Alternatively, slurry from a biogas system can be sold. The value of the slurry is estimated to be USD 300 per household per year.

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No money spent on fuel

Biogas is free, it simply turns manure that is otherwise unused into heat, power, or light. SimGas empowers its customers in developing countries to become more independent, cost-effective and productive households. Moreover, biogas saves on average USD 250 per household per year on energy expenditure.

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More time for school or work

Women and children save about two to four hours a day by not having to collect wood or buy charcoal to light and fire or prepare a meal. This time can be used for education, work, or simply leisure.

“I think I’ve told just about all my neighbours how great and helpful the biogas system is. It has helped me to save up costs and there is no more firewood smoke. The slurry is very helpful for my banana plants. They look better than ever before. I am even planning on selling it! SimGas’ biogas is what we all need!”

Mama Alinda Massawe
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No need to cut trees

Globally, an estimated 18 million acres of forest are lost each year. Replacing woodfuel by biogas reduces deforestation and helps to lessen global greenhouse gas emissions.

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No carbon emitted

Cooking on biogas reduces carbon emission with 5-10 tonne CO2-equivalent per household per year. This is about as much CO2 as an average passenger car emits in two years.

“This is a true story: One of our technicians was sent to a customer to do maintenance work. When he came there the daughter of the customer served the morning tea, and they fell in love. Our technician asked for her hand, but the father made the repair of the SimGas biogas system conditional to the marriage. The technician fixed the problem, and they got married and hopefully live happily ever after.”

Mirik Castro, CEO SimGas East Africa