Solar CITIES’ Palestinian Pickle Barrel Biodigester

May 21, 2016

The Solar CITIES Pickle Barrel biodigester was built at Beit Jala at the Talitha Kumi Evangelic Guest House during the Arava Institute Alumni Conference.  It was disassembled and brought by bus to the Arava Institute at Kibbutz Keturah near Eilat and commissioned with horse manure and slurry from the HomeBiogas system at the Institute. Within 24 hours, the 40-liter pickle barrel had begun to produce gas from approximately one liter of food waste each day. It makes a nice student demonstration and is set up behind one of the student caravans.

Learn more about how to build a pickle barrel biodigester here.