Our focus areas

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BIOGAS PLANTS

Biogas Association supports standards in the design and construction of biogas by members and ensures quality.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Understanding the context of the biogas sector to promote research for policy advocacy and sustainable development is key for our business

SALE OF BIOGAS ACCESSORIES

BAG supports the promotion of biogas accessories that are quality and ensures that the biogas sector standards

ADVOCATES RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AND USERS

Promoting biogas at all sectors is important to ensure efficiency.

why biogas

Biogas technology is a proven technology noted for improving sanitation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, helping to prevent deforestation and forest degradation, producing fertilizer and providing clean decentralised energy. At least 400 biogas systems have been built in Ghana, pre-dominantly using the fixed-dome,  floating drum and Puxin technologies. 

FLOATING DRUM

Floating-drum plants consist of an underground digester and a moving gasholder. The gasholder floats either directly on the fermentation lurry or in a water jacket of its own. The gas is collected in the gas drum, which rises or moves down, according to the amount of gas stored.

PUXIN BIOGAS

The Puxin biogas digester is a hydraulic pressure biogas digester, composed of a fermentation tank built with concrete, a gasholder made with glass fibre reinforced plastic and a digester outlet cover made with glass fibre reinforced plastic or concrete. The gasholder is installed within the digester neck, fixed by a component.

THE FIXED DRUM

A fixed dome 2 plant comprises of a closed, dome-shaped digester with an immovable, rigid gasholder and a displacement pit, also named ‘compensation tank’. The gas is stored in the upper part of the digester.

OUR BIOGAS RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGETS

LANDFILL TO POWER

MUNICIPAL WASTE

AGRICULTURAL/INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC WASTE

INSTITUTIONAL/DOMESTIC BIOGAS

BIOFUELS

MEDIUM/SMALL HYDRO

OUR PROGRESS OVER THE YEARS

GOOD STANDING MEMBERS
EXECUTIVE BOARD
200
BAG OPERATIONS
STAKEHOLDERS & PARTNERS

OUR KEY PROJECTS

The Biogas Association of Ghana is currently providing supervision, design and construction of 1000 biogas digestors  under the ministry for special development initiatives of the government of Ghana.  

MSDI 1,000 BIOGAS
FOR GHANAIAN CONSTITUENCIES

SNV Netherlands Development organization under Ghana Climate Innovation Centre  commisioned a market  study of Biogas Digesters in 2018 undertaken to understand business models, adoption, and status of the biogas sector in Ghana. 

ONGOING MARKET STUDY ON ADOPTION OF BIOGAS DIGESTERS IN GHANA
LEAD BY BAG

There is an ongoing effort to identify and profile biogas construction companies in Ghana for capacity building standards development, certification and licensing in partnership with energy commission.

IMPROVING DATABASE OF BIOGAS CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
BY BAG

OUR OBJECTIVES

Our objectives are geared towards promoting the sustainable development of the biogas sector in Ghana. The association seeks to achieve this by:

  • Liaising with policy makers for the development and implementation of favourable policies for biogas technology and ensuring that these policies are incorporated in National Development Policies
  • Carrying out, encouraging and supporting research in the biogas technology
  • Ensuring and supporting the development of quality standards by training actors in the industry based on modern approved practices in the industry

OPERATIONAL AREAS OF IMPACT

Design and Construction of Biogas Plants
41%
Research and Development Activities in the Biogas Technology
67%
Sale of Biogas Accesories
23%
Advocation on Renewable Energy Technology and users
74%

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OUR HISTORY

The idea of an association to represent firms, institutions and individuals involved in any form of the applications of Biogas Technology in Ghana was initiated at a meeting of actors in the biogas sector which was organised by Ghana National Cleaner Production Centre (GNCPC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Energy Commission in July, 2016 in Accra. In the meeting, members elected an Interim Committee which was tasked to lead the formalization of the Biogas association of Ghana.

OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERS

NEWS SECTION

BAG COLLABORATES WITH GHACCO IN ADVOCATING FOR CLEAN COOKSTOVES AND FUELS

The Biogas Association of Ghana has collaborated with the Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels in advocating for the Clean Cooking during the 5th GHACCO Anniversary and the Annual GHACCO Forum. The programme with took place from 30th – 31st October, 2018 at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly on the theme: “Translating Sector Commitments into […]

BAG SIGNS CONTRACT WITH BUSAC FUND TO ADVOCATE FOR LEGISLATION ON TURNING SEPTIC TANKS INTO BIODIGESTERS

The Biogas Association of Ghana has received funding to work on a policy advocacy in converting septic tanks into Biogas Digesters. The Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund, sponsored by DANIDA, USAID and European Union is to be used in organizing a workshop for BAG members as well as engaging in comprehensive research activites before public […]

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WHAT WE ARE ENGAGED IN

Ensuring and supporting the development of quality standards by training actors in the industry based on modern approved practices in the industry

ADDRESS

  • GHANA NATIONAL CLEANER PRODUCTION CENTRE
  • TEMA COMMUNITY 22
  • P. O. BOX 11, ASHAIMAN, GHANA
  • info@biogasghana.org
  • +233265664405/ +233208138451

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OUR COMPOSITION
The Biogas Association of Ghana consists of firms, organizations, institutions, companies and individuals who are deeply engaged in the design and construction of biogas plants, research and development activities in the biogas technology, sale of biogas accessories, advocates of renewable energy technology and users of the technology