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at Kenya Bixa Ltd, Tiwi, Kenya

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Kenya Bixa Ltd 

Seed Waste substitutes Diesel and Firewood

Since February 2011 the plant is operational

2 stage biogas system consisting of

  • 6  20 m3 Puxin biogas digester
  • 1  26 m3 Overflow pit
  • 6  hydrolysis pits
  • 3  gas bags for storage of biogas 99 m3, 98 m3 and 36 m3

Feedstock / Gas Production / Gas Usage

  • Available daily feedstock:
    • 7 tons of annatto seeds
    • 2 t of chicken waste
    • 1 t of slaughterhouse waste
  • Gas production
    • With daily 2 tons of annatto seeds the 6 digesters produce daily about 180 m3 biogas.
  • Phase 1:
    • Run steam boiler. The steam is used for the production process of the water soluble powder called Norbixin, a food colorant.
    • Run dryers, also used in the production process
  • Phase 2:
    • Use of biogas for generating power

Pictures

   
         
 

Annatto seeds

 

Construction of
a 20 m3 digester

 

Construction of
a 20 m3 digester

 

Bixa - Test
environment with
1 digester, overflow pit
and 2 hydrolysis pits

 
       
         
 

2 Hydrolysis pits
for test

 

Test control area
with gas metre

 

September 2010:
the 6 digesters are built

 

36 m3 biogas
storage

 
       
         
 

Phase 1 of biogas
plant is completed

 

Hydrolysis pits in
operation

 

Hydrolysis is ready for
feeding into digester

 

Hydrolysis liquid flows
into inlet of digester

 
       
           
 

New control area

 

98 m3 biogas storage

 

Test of gas burner

 

Detail of new gas metre

 
       
 

2002 - 2013 TakaNguvu is a product of JuaNguvu Ltd.


last update: 06/12/2016
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