GRS Commodities Ltd
Developed a biogas plant which supplies electricity for off-grid areas.
By applying waste-to-energy concepts, GRS Commodities is able to produce and supply electricity for off-grid areas. These concepts include biogas production from animal waste and gasiﬁcation of dry biomass. Biogas digester residue, which is rich in nutrients, is returned to the farmers and used as fertiliser, while surplus is sold. A new GRS gasiﬁcation plant will use rice husks to produce electricity. It will power a rice mill enabling local farmers to access clean renewable energy to process their crops.
Norges Vel ﬁnanced the procurement of the 32 kW gasiﬁcation system for producing off-grid electricity.
FACT Foundation offers technical assistance and knowledge-based support in the implementation of bio-energy technology.
Makerere University Department of Engineering and Technology facilitates the installation of the gasiﬁcation plant and coordinates applied research in renewable energy.
Kalangala District Production Department coordinates production activities in Ssese and helps mobilise local farmers to collaborate with the enterprise.
The 2013 SEED Awards in Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda are supported by the European Union, which is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies.