We are biogas entrepreneurs and companies that work to make biogas accessible in Africa, but struggle to compete with foreign aid projects. Missing regulation and coordination of aid involvement leads to difficult conditions for the private sector and a high risk to be outcompeted.
What's our motivation?
We want to make biogas successful, because it is a magical solution for households and institutions. As private sector, to operate we need reliable markets that are protected from market distortion and unfair competition.
What is the probem?
Especially in Africa, foreign donors get involved in biogas programmes and projects - to the disadvantage of local businesses, who cannot compete wit free or highly subsidised biogas systems.
What is our plan?
Together with private entities in the biogas sector we want to raise awareness about the urgent need for clear and fair regulations - including a limitation of foreign aid intervention in the market.
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Biogas is for everyone. It is a solution for clean cooking. It is produced from organic waste, and it can serve millions of people with a clean energy source. It is renewable. It is climate neutral. It is profitable, and it makes a big difference.
Biogas projects fail.
Aid organisations promote biogas for the poor. Implemented in biogas projects. Most biogas systems have failed. Beneficiaries were left alone. And lost trust. The reputation of biogas is widely negative. Because of aid!
Africa does not need aid.
Aid distorts markets. It creates unfair conditions for entrepreneurs. The African private biogas sector cannot compete with free biogas technology. Local businesses fail. Africans lose their jobs. Then they need aid.
BiogasUnite demands an end of development aid in the biogas sector. Accountability. African governments to take the lead. Support the private biogas sector. Talk to biogas entrepreneurs.
Press Release, Oct. 2021
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Our goal at Eco Amet Solutions is to promote the “going back to green” agenda across the continent of Africa. The initiatives at (B)energy attracted me to reach out to them. And after a couple of interactions, I realised it was not just about work but a mission-driven by a strong passion for seeing results. I support the #BiogasUnite initiative, and I firmly believe it is about time we wake up as Africans. Not just in the biogas sector but very applicable to several other “failed/dying” systems.” - David Ewusi-Mensah, Eco Amet Solutions, Ghana
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