- Enoch Kofi Boadu is the founder of DAS Biogas Construction Ltd
- The entrepreneur's company turns waste into gas for domestic and institutional use
- Boadu's outfit also has interest in contributing to sustainable development through innovation in the waste management and construction industry
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Ghanaian mechanical engineer and biogas expert, Enoch Kofi Boadu, is the lead founder of DAS Biogas Construction Ltd, a company that offers a complete form of domestic and institutional waste management service.
Boadu's company also manufactures plastic roofing tiles and pavement for the construction industries.
He has personally developed a generator that uses biogas to generate electricity, producing up to 1.5 kilowatts.
The engineer also manufactured a tiny cooker that uses biogas for cooking.
Boadu believes that the future of Africa regarding biogas is huge because it will help the continent to manage waste and to also cut down on the importation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
In 2017, Enoch Kofi Boadu and his team went viral in videos and a feature after it emerged that they successfully turned organic waste into power.
This feature is an outcome of infoDev, a multi-donor program administered by the World Bank Group, with a focus on entrepreneurs in developing economies.
Boadu and his team provide and install portable biogas plants to households in Ghana to treat the organic kitchen waste, which would mostly end up on landfill sites posing a health risk to humanity.
The technology system installed generates biogas in the process of treating household waste, which is highly viable for cooking purposes.
The liquid fertilizer residue generated from the system after waste treatment is mostly used to water the garden areas or even farmlands.
DAS Biogas also has an interest in contributing to sustainable development through innovation in the waste management and construction industry with a vision to be an innovative and complete waste management service provider in Ghana.
In July 2019, YEN.comgh highlighted that at a time when plastic has become a herculean menace for many countries, here in Ghana, young individuals were undertaking projects that turn plastic waste into fuel like grease, diesel and petrol for household use.
The project received a GEFSGPGhana UNDP Ghana support to begin the pilot stage of the laudable initiative.
Despite having access to extremely limited resources, these determined young Ghanaians from Banda Nkwanta in the Brong-Ahafo region, discovered means of converting plastic waste into fuel, which could be used to power cars and household appliances in future.
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