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    Date submitted
  • 30-Oct-2017

Madagascar Green Gas

Abstract

Madagascar Green gas produces a transportable domestic bio-digester plant for to produce biogas for cooking. We sell a system (tested and approved) that customers will feed with bio-degradable waste such us kitchen waste, food waste, green leafy waste from farmers… The system has gas chamber and is enveloped in a hermetic system in order to ensure the security, the health and environmental norms of customers. Our product provides methane which is a colorless and odorless gas and is highly flammable for to ensure the cooking of the three meals a day. In addition, we provide a different size of product (for family, collectivity and community…) for to give customers choices on the prices. In order to build confidence to our customers, we will provide monitoring and limited guarantee. As our bio-digester tank is made locally, we hope to provide it in affordable price and grant payment facility to ensure that our target customers buy our product. Our bio-digester is reused, renewable and provides clean energy.

Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

My customers are families using charcoal for cooking especially in urban area.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

90% of Malagasy urban population use charcoal for cooking. We need 402000 tons per year leading to deforestation consequently the difficulties to find it and its expensiveness during rainy season. In addition, more than 10% of incomes of families are affected to this energy each month according to its availability. By using charcoal, women and children suffer from intern pollution and around 12 000 Malagasy died each year (Word Bank, 2012) and actually, due to the spreading waste, 107 peoples died and 1104 suffer from the epidemic plague (BNGRC, 2017) In rural area, women and girls spend 4 to 6 hours for cooking and the deforestation obliges them to walk long distance for searching wood so, many girls drop out of school for to help their family (FES, 2012).

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

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Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

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