Nerd Alert: We’ve been working on this one for awhile, and we’re so excited to share the latest self-reliance, nerdy happening at Gardenerd HQ. What is it? It’s BioGas!
What is BioGas, you ask? It’s fuel generated from waste, specifically animal manures and food scraps. It builds up in an anaerobic digester that creates methane gas you can cook on for up to 3 hours per day. Check out our latest YouTube video that explains it all:
Cooking with BioGas
We received our HomeBioGas unit in June but didn’t set it up until July. We had some trouble activating the anaerobic digestion (our manure was too old and contained too much bedding). Once we solved that problem it didn’t take long to fill up the gas bag with biofuel.
Since then we’ve been cooking with biogas every day.
What can you make on biogas?
Anything that you ordinarily would cook on the stove. So far we’ve:
- reheated leftovers
- boiled water for tea
- made hot chocolate
- cooked scrambled eggs
- stir-fried veggies and quinoa
- made popcorn!
Check out this video on Facebook of us making popcorn:
Okay, so FB doesn’t want us to embed it, but click on the link “Watch on Facebook” above and you should be able to see it.
This is just one more way to become more self-reliant. We’re excited to have this giant gas bag in our lives and wanted to share the possibilities with you. Hey gardenerds – what should we cook next? Post your ideas in the comments below.