Harvesting energy: creating biogas from cow manure.

February 26, 2024

In an effort to become more self sustainable and cut costs on production, St Ignatius Orthodox Child Care and Rescue Mission Centre is taking a unique approach by acquiring cows for milk production. the organization is slowly acquiring cows overtime to not only provide milk for consumption and sale, but also to utilize cow manure to produce biogas.

With the rising cost of production and the need to become more environmentally friendly, the organization has recognized the importance of finding alternative energy sources. The cows are currently being used to produce milk not only for consumption but also for sale. By selling the milk the organization is able to cover the cost of some expenses such as paying the staff.

Although milk production has been very beneficial, the organization plans to not only stop at milk production. We are exploring the potential of utilizing the cow manure to produce biogas. By using anaerobic digestion, we hope to convert the organic matter from cow manure into methane gas, which can then be used as a substitute for charcoal, firewood and electricity.

this innovative approach will not only help the organization to cut costs but it will also contribute to reducing our carbon footprint. Additionally, it reduces our reliance on traditional energy sources, which can be costly and damaging to the environment.

Through slowly acquiring cows and using the resources from the cows, we believe that the organization is taking a comprehensive approach to sustainability. We are not only providing a valuable product in the form of milk but are also finding ways to repurpose waste into a valuable source of energy.

Ultimately the organization is hoping that this approach will not only benefit our own operations but also serve as an example for the community. By demonstrating the potential of biogas production from cow manure, we hope to inspire others to explore alternative energy sources and promote sustainability in our operations. We believe that with this approach we are not only ensuring our own success but also contributing to a more sustainable future for all.

To successfully implement this project, we are seeking donations from individuals and organizations who share our vision for a greener, more sustainable future. Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference and help us achieve our goal.

If you would like to support us in this endeavor, we humbly ask you to please consider making a donation through our website or by contacting us directly. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will have a lasting impact on our organization and the communities we serve.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

Fr Samuel Macharia,

St Ignatius Child Care and Rescue Mission Centre.

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