SAE LAO Project Biogas System

Our Biogas System


Here at the SAE LAO Project we were keen for some time to make use of cutting edge technology that will make the lives of people living in rural Laos easier and more sustainable. 


Since the very early days we were committed to setting up a working example of biogas technology that converts animal waste into gas that can be used for cooking with the non-gas waste used as organic fertilizer.  This technology has been widely utilized in many other parts of the developing world as it provides a safe and inexpensive source of power and garden fertilizer.

 

We were able to reach our goal of building a workable biogas plant thanks to the Laos Biogas Pilot Project, which was set up by the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) in conjunction with the Laos Department of Livestock and Fishery along with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.  Following the SNV’s successful biogas program in Vietnam and several other developing countries they brought the project to Laos and by the end of 2011 had built biogas plants in over 2400 households benefiting over 10,000 people in rural Laos.

 

Our biogas plant now provides most of the gas needed for our restaurant and daily cooking needs along with providing fertilizer for use on our organic vegetable garden. At the same time, four other Biogas Projects were undertaken in the village where we are based for use by families who were interested.

 

If you want to find out more about the benefits of biogas and the construction methods we used please feel free to download our PDFs with detailed information:

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)
SAE LAO Project Volunteer Lao

Download
About the SAELAO Biogas Project.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 72.8 KB
Download
Biogas Specification.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 544.8 KB
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SAELAO Biogas Construction.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 128.7 KB

EMAIL

team@saelaoproject.com

 

 

PHONE NUMBER

 

GENERAL COORDINATOR

Mor Lor

+856 20 52 464 991

 

DIRECTOR

Peter

+60 18 270 59 07

 

 

  

HOW TO FIND US

The SAE LAO Project is located in the quiet Nathong Village, 7km outside of Vang Vieng in Lao PDR,

near the tourist attractions of Poukham Cave and the Blue Lagoon.


Short term volunteering