Updated Apr 23, 2019

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Green Heat

Slurry-Separation System

http://www.greenheatinternational.com/

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Registered in Uganda.

Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Energy and Biomass/BioFuel

Agriculture, Energy and Biomass/BioFuelSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia

Uganda, Rwanda and EthiopiaSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
$81,000
Funds Raised to Date

Mission and Vision

Green Heat has been able to cumulatively install 219 slurry separation systems(SSTs), in households, dairy farms and schools benefiting 5,750 end users/customers, of which 3,632 are females. The installed systems have been ableto save over 4,000,000 liters of water. This has resulted in saving women andchildren time which they would otherwise spend collecting and transportingdigester water. Green Heat end users/customers have reported an increase incrop yields for the different crops. Green Heat has partnered with a biogas installation company, Tusk Engineering,that has been able to distribute the systems. The Ministry of Energy and MineralDevelopment (MEMD) is planning to have the systems included in their biogasdesigns and aim to build over 3,000 demonstrational biogas digesters in thenext 3-5 years. Finally, through the assistance provided by the TA Facility, Green Heat Ugandahas been able to provide flexible payment options to their end users/customers.

Innovation Description

Green Heat Uganda Ltd.’s slurry-separation system greatly reduces water demand. The system creates an easily managed fertilizer product while increasing gas production. Utilizing a solar-powered sewage pump and innovative heating process, slurry is dewatered and converted into solid fertilizer that can be packaged, stored, or applied directly to the fields. Water by-products are separated during the process and re-used to mix with organic wastes later in the system.
How does your innovation work?
The system creates an easily managed fertilizer productwhile increasing gas production. Utilizing a solar-powered sewage pump andinnovative heating process, slurry is dewatered and converted into solid fertilizerthat can be packaged, stored, or applied directly to the fields. Water by-productsare separated during the process and re-used to mix with organic wastes later inthe system. Green Heat Uganda increases the potential of success by enabling allfarmers to enjoy the benefits of digesters, regardless of their water access.

Competitive Advantage

The slurry-separation system greatly reduces water use in anaerobic biogas digesters.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Mapping of Key Success Factors and purchase barriers throughout the decision making process: • Designing a marketing activity plan that integrates Key Success Factors & addresses the main purchase barriers and which specifies: Value proposition, Key message, Communication & sales channels, Sequence of marketing activities (awareness → understanding → desire → action). • Integrate input and feedback from both Key sector experts (Farmer Associations, Dairy Associations, and NGOs) and findings of previous activities
Funding Goal500,000

Milestones

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Ethiopia
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Rwanda
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Uganda