Biogas production technology has led to the growth of a number of biogas
appliances for lighting, cooking, heating, incubating and electricity
generation. The most commonly used appliance for cooking purposes in
both households and institutions is the biogas stove. However, some
households are using biogas lamps for lighting their homes. The overall
objective of this paper is to review biogas appliances being used in the
different National Biogas Support Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Several locally available biogas stoves were tested, but were found to
have lower efficiencies than were acceptable. The stoves were not made
according to basic gas stove theory.
Key questions are: What biogas appliances are being used? What are the
major areas where appliances can be developed to improve their
efficiencies? What are the possible methods/mechanisms to do so?
Tumwesige, V.; Fulford, D.; Davidson, G.C. Biogas appliances in Sub-Sahara Africa. Biomass and Bioenergy (2014) 70: 40-50. [DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.02.017]