We are delighted to announce that we have secured funding from the British High Commission in Wellington to build this testing and community engagement centre. It will be located at the Samoa Tourism Authority premises on the waterfront in Apia.
This project is being done in collaboration with the Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE). The key purpose is to test a large number of possible ‘green’ resources available in Samoa that can be used in commercial biogas operations. We will learn exactly how many kilograms of resource is needed per cubic metre of biogas generated, on a sustained basis. This data will be useful to Samoa in its ongoing biogas renewable energy programmes, and as well for other Pacific Islands.
The biogas produced at this centre will be available free for community ‘sausage sizzles’ on a provided barbecue.