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close this bookBetter Farming Series 32 - Biogas 2: Building a Better Biogas Unit (FAO, 1986, 47 p.)
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close this folderHow to build a better small biogas unit
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View the documentCleaning the oil drum
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View the documentPreparing the oil drum
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View the documentPreparing the gas holder
View the documentAttaching the gas holder
close this folderPutting in the waste
View the documentThe waste materials
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View the documentPutting waste in this biogas unit
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View the documentTime
close this folderTemperature
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View the documentScum
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View the documentTaking care of your biogas unit
View the documentMaking more biogas
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View the documentAnother kind of biogas unit

Cold weather protection

108. If the temperature where you live often falls below 15°C, you can keep the waste mixture warm by covering this biogas unit with plant materials such as leaves, grass, straw or maize stalks.


Protect the drum oil

109. However, as you were told in Item 28 in this booklet, you must not put this unit underground as you could with your old unit or you will not be able to shake it to break up the scum