Driving Clean Energy Transition in Sudan

For many women in Sudan, it's a life of hard work, long days and a struggle to live. Nothing is easy. Even if a woman has a job, she might live in a place without electricity and gas for cooking, and has to find wood for a cooking fire. But around a city like Khartoum the demand for wood has seen most trees on public land cut, and all that is growing are thorn bushes.

Meet Estidama Incubator for Clean Energy Products beneficiary: Um-Jomoaah

Um Jomoaah using biogas stove

Um Jomoaah works at Engineering Campus of Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST), where there are trees and she can collect some fallen branches and carry them home using two or three buses with this bundle of sticks. She uses them as fuel in her three-stone fireplace to cook for her family's meals.

At the Estidama Incubator in the SUST Engineering Campus, she was amazed to see that there is a solution for cooking that just uses food waste and animal manures to produce gas that when piped to a burner is enough for all the cooking for a family. Now she comes to the place every day where the demonstration household-size anaerobic digestors are working, so she can cook or make some coffee or tea, and she brings some food waste to help produce more gas. She is thinking about how she can organize one of these biodigesters at her home, and if she can this will be a perfect win-win outcome for her. Using the digestate from the digester for growing vegetables could really help improve the family's finances.

Estidama Incubator for Clean Energy Products - Sudan University of Science and Technology College of Engineering

(B)energy Partner

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