Dairy farmers adopt biogas to cut costs

With eight dairy animals on his paddocked farm, Mr Kosgey was pleasantly surprised when, at a farmer empowerment session in the area, he realised he could use cow dung to generate biogas for powering his farm, including taking care of his household energy needs.

“I embraced the technology during the Covid-19 pandemic and it has brought down my cost of production,” Mr Kamau tells Smart Business.

 “Before biogas I was paying Sh3,000 and above to Kenya Power. Today I pay Sh1,500 and this is good savings and I have increased my food ratio to my animals.”

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