SNV shares lessons learnt at major Latin American biodigester event

Lady cooking on biogas.

On October 6 2020, SNV’s Energy Sector Leader for Central America, Carlos Bueso, will share his experience of biodigester project implementations at the upcoming Latin America Biodigester Network’s annual conference.

About the event

The event which is organised by the Biodigester Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (RedBioLac) will take place between 6 and 8 October.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event will be held virtually which will allow participants from many countries to join. During the three days of discussion, participants will learn more about the status of the biodigester market in this region from expert panels and case study presentations.

The organisers of the event, RedBioLac is a consolidated and very active network of individuals and organisations involved in applied research, implementation and advocacy on biodigesters. They aim to contribute to the proper management of natural resources while promoting socio-economic wellbeing in Latin American and Caribbean.

SNV at the event

SNV will present on the first day of the event which will focus on national plans for biodigesters, and the strengths and weaknesses encountered during their implementation in Latin America and Caribbean.

During this discussion Carlos Bueso will share SNV’s experience in promoting national biodigester programmes, with a particular focus on lessons learned in the implementation of the national biogas programme in Nicaragua. In the same panel, experiences from other countries in the region will be shared, including Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.

The second day will focus on the role of biodigesters in rural development and family farming and the third day will look at circular economics and the importance of anaerobic digestion.

Carlos Bueso speaks at major Latin American biodigester event

Carlos Bueso speaks at major Latin American biodigester event

More about SNV’s biodigester projects

  • The National Biogas Programme Nicaragua, which has recently been completed aimed to increase the access to and use of non-conventional renewable energy in rural Nicaragua.

  • The Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP) was a Public - Private Partnership engagement programme which aims to provide access-to-energy services through the installation of biogas digesters in partnership with local enterprises, NGOs, and governments.

  • The objective of National Biogas Programme Ethiopia (NBPE+) is to improve the living standards of farmers and their families, while reducing the over-exploitation of biomass and greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit the organisers website. Please note that this event will be held in Spanish.