Sustainable biogas for rural Morocco
11 December 2018 | 12:20 pm
In many Moroccan villages, bottled propane gas is the main source of power for cooking, heating and pumping water. Engineer Fatima Zahra Beraich has developed a simple process to make biogas from organic waste.
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