Biodigesters as a Community-Based Sustainable Energy Solution

  • Elizabeth Romo-Rábago
  • Irene M. Herremans
  • Patrick Hettiaratchi
Part of the Social and Ecological Interactions in the Galapagos Islands book series (SESGI)


This research identifies the critical factors that affect the technology transfer of a low-cost biodigester to the Galapagos Island of San Cristobal. The research is based on a case study developed in the Chinese village of Jiudao Yakou. An economic analysis of the technology as well as on assessment of socioeconomic and environmental benefits in rural and fragile contexts.


Biodigester Alternative energy China Galapagos Islands Fragile environments Greenhouse gas emissions Low cost 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Romo-Rábago
    • 1
  • Irene M. Herremans
    • 2
  • Patrick Hettiaratchi
    • 3
  1. 1.The Social License ConsortiumCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Haskayne School of Business, University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringSchulich School of Engineering, University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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