EBP - Uzbekistan

Biogas from Agricultural Waste in the Aral Sea Basin

Contract: 2016.11

Biogas from Agricultural Waste in the Aral Sea Basin 

Project Type :

Pilot Project


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Project Start :

August 2016


End of Project :

Planned 2019

Partners :

Ernst Basler + Partner AG, Zollikon,, Hans-Christian Angele;
Arbi Ltd., Baar,, Werner Edelmann

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Swiss Contribution

Ernst Basler + Partner Ltd. (EBP) is an independent, international company, active in planning and consulting. EBP is familiar with technologies and developments in the biogas field through several mandates and has been working in the water management field for many years in Uzbekistan. Together with Swiss partners (Arbi Ltd., Schweizer Ltd. and Biomass Switzerland) this project offers a huge wealth of experience in the field of biomass, including expert knowledge from work in Tanzania, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Benin.


Together with its local partners from the Urgench State University, the Central Asian Renewable Energy Development Center (CARED) and the Khorezm Rural Agricultural Support Service (KRASS), solutions are being developed in the Aral Sea Basin for rural enterprises to develop appropriate biogas plants in order to propagate the know-how on biogas plants’ structure and maintenance, as well as to open a competence center. In addition to the energy for heat and electricity, these plants serve in protecting soil fertility and in protecting groundwater while preventing evaporation. The first steps are the analysis of the local situation and the definition of the appropriate technical solutions. This shall be followed by the installation of a biogas competence center, setting up specialists training and cooperation with farmers who are interested in implementing pilot plants.