Electricity from Biogas in Rwanda

Transforming a technology from the lab
into a usable product

TUDelft and TNO


TNO developed a technique that transfers the heat of a biogas flame into electricity. It was my job to develop the technique from the lab into a usable product that farmers in BoP countries can use to charge their mobile phone and to light a lamp. I spend significant time 'on the ground' to ensure the optimal adaptation of the device to user requirements and local settings.

Thesis title: A User Friendly Biogas Socket for the BoP, A Case Study for TNO in Rwanda. Grade: 8.5