Innovation comes faster that we can follow it. I do believe that the era of decentralised neighbourhood or even household waste treatment facilities has already arrived and this is one more piece of evidence.
On average, 1 Kg / 2.2 pounds of food waste produces about 200 liters or 7 Cubic feet of gas, which generates around one hour of cooking over a high flame. Therefore, at 6 liters / in 1.58 gallons of food scraps, one can generate 1-3 hours of cooking gas each day – the perfect amount for three meals. Indiegogo, the popular crowdfunding website has started a campaign (already more than 250,000 dollars have been raised) for a household biogas generator with the name HomeBiogas.
According the campaign, on average, 1 Kg of food waste produces about 200 litres of gas, which generates around one hour of cooking over a high flame. Therefore, at 6 litres of food scraps, one can generate 1-3 hours of cooking gas each day – the perfect amount for three meals. You can watch the campaigns testimonials in this video.
Well, although I wish every success in this effort, even if it will not be successful it is enough to highlight that sooner or later this type of household food waste treatment will be available. Be prepared for the new disruptive wave, the one of small scale decentralised waste treatment.