Biogas opportunities in Africa


With the biogas industry seeing development across the globe, David Sonnenberg, Co-Founder of Uhuru Energy (Uhuru) is looking at the future opportunities for developing large scale biogas industries in Africa, aligned to the continent’s development goals.

Uhuru makes sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and develops large scale biomass to energy, specifically its so-called indigo and amber biohydrogen, bioammonia, and biomethanol for fuel cells. 

Speaking during the World Biogas Association (WBA)’s Summit 2020, Sonnenberg stated that Africa has a failing coal based power electricity system and the country is prone to blackouts. But, due to having the highest solar resource globally, and millions of acres of unused land, there is potential for a massive photovoltaic system in desert areas of South Africa.

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