Sistema. bio, a renowned global social enterprise, specializing in innovative biogas technology, operationalised the world’s largest manufacturing facility for biogas plants in Pune on World Environment Day.
Built at a cost of US$1.8 million, the state-of-the-art facility hopes to meet the growing demand for energy access and fertilizing solutions among smallholding farmers in the Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America regions, where the firm operates across 31 countries.
Co-founder and CEO, Alexander Eaton said “This facility serves as a global benchmark for innovative technology and efficient business operations, creating a profound impact worldwide.For each smart biogas unit that rolls out of this facility, we can measure tangible outcomes in terms of improved livelihoods for farmers, enhanced human health, and a healthier climate. I am incredibly proud of the team that designed and launched this facility, as well as those who work diligently here every day.”
Spread over 130,000 square feet, the facility has an annual production capacity of 100,000 biodigesters, which will impact the lives of 600,000 farmers and capture up to 1 million tons of CO2e annually. The company has set a target of reducing 1 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030.
Company’s co-founder and CPO, Camilo Pages, added that the opening of the world’s largest biodigester factory, is not only a remarkable engineering and teamwork achievement but it has the potential to improve the lives of small farmers worldwide.