Use Your Leftovers To Cook Your Next Meal

HomeBiogas converts organic waste into clean cooking gas -- and liquid fertilizer, too.

by Cari Jorgensen
PHOTO: HomeBiogas/Facebook

Those of us who like to cook may be looking for alternative ways to not let any leftovers or uneaten portions to go to waste. The team that created HomeBiogas does too. The system is family-sized and fits right in your backyard. According to its Indiegogo campaign page, HomeBiogas “converts any organic waste into clean cooking gas and a high quality liquid fertilizer for the garden. Your kitchen leftovers can turn into three hours of cooking per day. You’ll be cooking dinner with the gas produced from lunch’s leftovers.”

The system uses up to six liters of food scraps (including dairy and meat) and 15 liters of animal manure to create gas for cooking (it connects to your stove) and liquid fertilizer thereby allowing for the production of more food in our own gardens as well as the knowledge of where our energy is coming from.

The HomeBiogas kit comes in one box and takes about two to three hours to assemble. It is recommended that a licensed gas technician is hired to connect the system to your stove. The system is ideal for families, but not for hotels or large restaurants and since it has to be kept outdoors, it’s not for apartment dwellers. HomeBiogas works best in climates of at least 64 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius) day and night; it does not work in cold or freezing temperatures, according to its Indiegogo campaign page.

The system will retail for $1,500; however, those who wish to pledge on the Indiegogo campaign page can purchase it for $945. It is expected to ship in May 2016.

To learn more about the HomeBiogas system or to donate to the Indiegogo campaign, visit the HomeBiogas website.

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