New biogas plant improves waste management in Kampala pig abattoir
Projects led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners are improving waste management at Wambizzi, the only pig abattoir in Uganda, as part of wider efforts to improve pig production and pork marketing in the country. A new biogas plant, funded by ‘More Pork For and By the Poor’, transforms waste from the pig slaughterhouse into methane gas. This clean power can be used for cooking and electricity as well as reduce the pathogen burden at the slaughter house premises and rendering slaughter waste into a product safe to use as fertilizer or even animal feeds. Efficient waste reduction and reduced use of firewood are indicated as major benefits of the biogas plant as well as reducing risks of cross contamination and environmental pollution.