We continue to grow our network of partners to improve our products and services. SimGas works with two kinds of partners: R&D partners and strategic partners. In every partnership we set up we ask ourselves who can best help us reach our goals and how we can help them to reach theirs.

Strategic partners

SimGas involves local stakeholders and strategic partners throughout the development and implementation of our products and services in the Kenyan market. We bring the technology and expertise, they provide the means to reach customers and the resources to produce our products. Our investment in stakeholders has led to a mutual understanding that increasing the use of biogas by households is best done through the implementation of mass-produced systems. From possible adversaries, local NGOs have become strong advocates of the SimGas approach.

Research and development partners

SimGas’ unique biogas technology has been, and continues to be, developed in cooperation with acknowledged, local and international engineering agencies, research institutes, and universities. Here are a few organisations we gladly work with on research and development.

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“Doing it alone is not an option. Together we can really build something big and meaningful. We are entrepreneurial enthusiasts and fun to work with, always open for new ideas for collaboration.”

Sanne Castro, CEO SimGas

Strategic partnerships

Africa Biogas Partnership Programme

ABPP supports national programmes on domestic biogas in six African countries. The Programme aims at constructing 70,000 biogas plants in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal and Burkina Faso.

Visit Africa Biogas Partnership Programme website

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

AECF supports innovative business ideas in agriculture, agribusiness, renewable energy, adaptation to climate change and access to information and financial services.

Visit Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund website

Aqua for All

Aqua for All strengthens ideas and initiatives that aim to provide them with that access. Supporting this common goal with a variety of partners, they ensure a better future for millions of people.

Visit Aqua for All website


BMZ is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Visit BMZ website


BoPInc provides private enterprises with tailored inclusive business support to optimise cost and revenue. For institutional donors BoPInc develops eco-systems in BoP markets.

Visit BoPInc website


The Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev) supports low-carbon investments in least developed countries, using carbon-linked performance payments. It will focus on projects that improve and increase access to energy, using clean and efficient technologies.

Visit Ci-Dev website

Climate Focus

Climate Focus is a pioneering international advisory company committed to the development of policies, methodologies, programmes and projects that mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Visit Climate Focus website


Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change.

Visit Climate-KIC website

Duke Energy

Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States. Duke Energy makes life better for millions of people every day by providing electric and gas services in a sustainable way – affordable, reliable and clean.

Visit Duke Energy website

Energy and Environment Partnership Programme of Southern and East Africa

EEP is focused on projects in all fields of renewable energy, bridging the gap between a good idea and a bankable project by providing part-financing to project proposals. 

Visit Energy and Environment Partnership Programme of Southern and East Africa website

Engie Rassembleurs d’Energies

Via ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies, the Group provides technical and financial support for projects contributing to sustainable energy access for vulnerable population groups throughout the world.

Visit Engie Rassembleurs d’Energies website

European Development Fund

EDF is the EU’s main instrument for providing development aid to African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and to overseas countries and territories.

Visit European Development Fund website

FINISH Services and Management Company

FSMC is established with an aim to promote sustainable and equitable development of the sanitation sector in India through generating awareness along with economic incentives.

Visit FINISH Services and Management Company website

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

GACC is a PPP hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

Visit Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves website


The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors.

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Hivos is an international NGO that aims to bring about structural change by seeking new solutions to persistent global issues of discrimination, inequality, power abuse, and the overload on our environment.

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Human Development Innovation Fund

HDIF aims to identify and support innovation and market‐driven solutions that have the potential to create social impact in education, health, and water, sanitation and hygiene across Tanzania.

Visit Human Development Innovation Fund website

Kenya Climate Innovation Center

Kenya Climate Innovation Center provides holistic, country-driven support to accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of locally relevant climate and clean energy technologies.

Visit Kenya Climate Innovation Center website

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

RVO encourages entrepreneurs in sustainable, agrarian, innovative and international business. It helps with grants, finding business partners, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations.

Visit Netherlands Enterprise Agency website

OPEC Fund for International Development

OFID is the development finance institution established by OPEC in 1976. They aim to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world.

Visit OPEC Fund for International Development website

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

OPIC mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy.

Visit Overseas Private Investment Corporation website

Powering Agriculture

Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) seeks to identify and support new and sustainable approaches to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy solutions for increasing agriculture productivity and/or value in developing countries.

Visit Powering Agriculture website


Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world.

Visit Sida website

Siemens Stiftung

Siemens Stiftung operates in the fields of basic services, education, and culture. They aim to help people improve their living conditions and empower functioning communities in which people can have a good life.

Visit Siemens Stiftung website


Silafrica is a greenfield plastics company based in Tanzania and has been built by Sumaria Group into a leading manufacturer of thin wall plastic products.

Visit Silafrica website


SNV is an international not-for-profit development organisation. They find local, sustainable solutions to global challenges by sharing their expertise in agriculture, renewable energy, water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Stichting Doen

As a supporter of people and organisations that take the lead in the field of sustainable, cultural and social innovation, DOEN believes in a green, socially-inclusive and creative society.

Visit Stichting Doen website

Stiftung Zukunft des Kohlenstoffmarktes

The foundation supports the promotion and implementation of market based programmatic climate protection initiatives.

Visit Stiftung Zukunft des Kohlenstoffmarktes website

Sumaria Group

Sumaria Group is the largest plastics manufacturer in East Africa. SimGas East Africa Ltd. is a joint venture of SimGas BV and Sumaria Group.

Visit Sumaria Group website

Tanga Fresh

Tanga Fresh is the main Dairy processor in Tanzania and co-owned by Tanzania Dairy Cooperative Union (TDCU). Over 6.000 Tanzanian small-holders sell their milk to Tanga Fresh.

Visit Tanga Fresh website

Tanzania Domestic Biogas Programme

As part of the Africa Biogas Partnership Pogramme, TDBP is the national domestic biogas programme of Tanzania.

Visit Tanzania Domestic Biogas Programme website


USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

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WASTE helps build sustainable sanitation and solid waste systems in developing countries. They connect different stakeholders in the service and value chain, mobilise finance and grow businesses.

Visit WASTE website

World Bank Group

With 189 member countries, staff from more 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

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YEP programmes

The Young Expert Programmes consist of YEP Water and YEP Agrofood. The main goal of both programmes is to offer young Dutch professionals the opportunity to gain experience abroad and to offer young local professionals the opportunity to gain experience with working in an international environment through Dutch organisations.

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YES!Delft unites the forces of startups, coaches, investors and innovative corporations to fuel entrepreneurial success.

Visit Yes!Delft website

R&D partnerships


ASME is the American Society for Mechanical Engineers. ASME’s mission is to serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life, and communicating the excitement of engineering.

Visit ASME website


BPO is a Dutch engineering agency that supports the complete product development process, from the first sketch, to final production.

Visit BPO website

Climate KIC

Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change.

Visit Climate KIC website

Delft University of Technology

TU Delft is the oldest university of technology in The Netherlands and the first university in the world to launch the discipline of Industrial Design Engineering as an academic programme with its own engineering degree.

Visit Delft University of Technology website

Engineering For Change

Engineering For Change is a knowledge organization dedicated to preparing the global workforce to deliver solutions that improve the quality of life of under served communities.

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IDEO.org Amplify

IDEO.org designs products, services, and experiences to improve the lives of people in poor and vulnerable communities, with a human-centered design approach.

Visit IDEO.org Amplify website


Mueller is a Dutch for-profit multinational and is specialised in cooling equipment for milk, beer and pharmaceuticals with over 70 years of experience, and distribution in over fifty countries.

Visit Mueller website


Otheruse is a small company with an ambition to bring the Internet of Things to everyone and everyday life. They believe in Open Hardware as a design philosophy and the inspiration and creativity this brings by engaging others.

Visit Otheruse website

Shamba Technologies

Shamba Technologies is a British / Tanzanian company which has specialised in the design, testing and manufacture of innovative renewable energy products for the developing world.

Visit Shamba Technologies website


SNV is an international not-for-profit development organisation. They find local, sustainable solutions to global challenges by sharing their expertise in agriculture, renewable energy, water, sanitation and hygiene.

Visit SNV website


SteamaCo improves all parts of the data supply chain, from the endpoint, through our cloud, into your management systems. They’re able to automate data acquisition from any device (their own or others’) and deliver data and alerts efficiently to where you need them via an API.

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TNO is an independent research institute that connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.

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VanBerlo is a Dutch design agency that joins up with partners to build reliable bridges between human needs and desires, between technological opportunities and sustainable business.

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Wageningen University

Wageningen University is the only university in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on the theme ‘healthy food and living environment’. They do so by working closely together with governments and the business community.

Visit Wageningen University website


YES!Delft unites the forces of startups, coaches, investors and innovative corporations to fuel entrepreneurial success.

Visit Yes!Delft website