Benjamen Putley – Bio3

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Ben Putley Bio3

Bio3 – Personal Biogas Digester
The Bio3 allows owners of small farms and small holdings to produce their own off-grid renewable energy, by the process of anaerobic digestion.
Organic waste is loaded into the digester, this is then broken down by small bacteria which produces methane.
The methane is stored in the attached bio gas balloons, ready to be burned by the user for any heating purpose.

The Bio3 – Personal Biogas Digester

The Bio3 allows owners of small farms and smallholdings to produce their own off-grid renewable energy, by the process of anaerobic digestion. Currently biogas digesters are either primitive (typically found in developing countries with unreliable electricity networks), or large expensive plants that require a dedicated workforce and constant maintenance.

The Bio3 provides the user with a simple, safe method of generating energy. Organic waste is loaded into the top of the digester; small bacteria then break this down, which produces methane. The methane is stored in the attached biogas balloons, ready to be burned by the user for any heating purpose. The biogas balloons are filled sequentially by a system of valves, allowing the user to easily manage the volume of gas they harvest.

The Bio3 contains a foot-operated flushing system, which ensures all organic waste enters the digester and keeps the loading area clean. The digesting tank within the digester is covered with an insulating foam to maintain the required temperature for the bacteria to break down the organic waste at the optimum rate.

Over the course of one year the Bio3 produces 314 kWh, equating to an approximate 4% saving on the average UK household’s yearly energy bill. The Bio3 requires no energy source to operate, maximising the potential energy saving returns.


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