This week the biogas digester at Kok Sa-ard Village, just north of Khao Yai National Park, suffered a slight hiccup. A faulty seal was identified as the cause and quickly repaired.
The pilot project has successfully reduced villagers’ need to purchase gas for cooking or cut firewood from the forest. Pure liquid and solid fertilizer by-products are also being used on the community’s farms.
The benefits of free and sustainable energy have prompted Kok Sa-ard to plan construction of a second digester. FREELAND‘s sustainable biogas pilot may also be expanded to another village, south of the park.
This pilot project was made possible with support from the Blue Moon Fund.