Lautoka school first to create own biogas

Pacific-Grow CEO Guy Jakobi (right) shows teachers and students of Central College how the Home Biogas 2.0 works during its launch in Lautoka. Picture BALJEET SINGH

LAUTOKA’S Central College has become the first school in Fiji and the Pacific region to create its own HomeBiogas 2.0.

School principal Amant Lal said the biogas would be used to fuel their home economics stove burners and waste would be utilised in agriculture classes.

He said the project started when the Fiji Water Foundation gave the school a $10,000 grant for the science lab and the home biogas project.

“We intend to try out this project because it is unique in the region and a first for Fiji,” he said.

“And we are working together with Pacific Grow who installed the project,” Mr Lal said.

“The project is now assisting with our home economics classes while the liquid waste goes to our agriculture classes to help in its projects.”

Pacific Grow is a cutting-edge agriculture technology company.

Pacific Grow CEO Guy Jakobi said the huge step taken by Central College has made them Fiji’s first “climate-smart school”.

He added the renewable energy produced from cooking gas in the form of biogas was one way greenhouse gases could be removed from the atmosphere – the primary cause of climate change.

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