Little Green Monster turns domestic waste into energy

This is really great!

The little green monster consists of four parts: The reactor or digester, this is the lower tank that serves as gas storage; the breathing chamber, this is the upper tank that fits onto the reactor; gas extraction fittings; and, standard piping and couplings (Image source: Pioneer Plastics).

The little green monster consists of four parts: The reactor or digester, this is the lower tank that serves as gas storage; the breathing chamber, this is the upper tank that fits onto the reactor; gas extraction fittings; and, standard piping and couplings (Image source: Pioneer Plastics).

The Little Green Monster, a patented domestic bio-digester that turns waste into energy, was launched in April 2013 by Sustainable Engineering Solutions (Pty) Ltd and is manufactured by Pioneer Plastics. The aim of the domestic bio-digester is  to help South African communities to reduce their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprints and limit waste going into landfill sites “in a responsible and positive manner”, says Pioneer Plastics Engineer Wally Weber.

The digester uses a variety of domestic waste products such as animal manure, garden clippings, kitchen waste and toilet runoff to produce pressurised biogas that can be used for cooking, heating and lighting.

“The system delivers gas ‘smell free’ (when burned) and pressurised to your point of consumption without any pumps or external electricity required. It is a global innovation designed by South African Engineers and we are very happy about that”, says Weber.

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One Response to Little Green Monster turns domestic waste into energy

  1. Helen July 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    What a great idea!

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