Biogas Generation from Household Level Farming in Bangladesh

Small-Scale Biogas Production at the Household Level Can Alleviate Poverty and Improve the Living Standards of the Poor People in Bangladesh
  • Sakib Bin AminEmail author
  • Saanjaana Rahman


Given the geography of Bangladesh, rural areas are more likely to adopt biogas technology which can ensure access to electricity for rural people. Small-scale livestock farms, which are available in most houses in rural areas, can provide raw materials for the biogas plant. However, due to lack of information, skills, proper market and inefficient technology, people are reluctant to make biogas plant, or they do not have the knowledge how to build a biogas plant which they can use to produce biogas and then use those gas for household uses. Biogas can also be used in urban areas where the gas connection is not available yet for the household cooking purpose. As the supply of natural gas has been at stake due to depleting existing reserves, the development of biogas as an option of renewable energy is one of the more critical policies as part of fuel diversification programme, among other strategies.


Animal waste Biogas Household level Bangladesh Government Renewable Farming People Rural areas 



We acknowledge the contribution of Mr. Farhan Khan and Mr. Foqoruddin Al Kabir in preparing this article. Farhan and Foqoruddin can be reached at and respectively.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business and EconomicsNorth South UniversityDhakaBangladesh

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