Nr. 003 / 1997 - ongoing / Tanzania, Thailand, Cambodia, Zanzibar, Mexico.


A simple biogas unit that can produce sufficient gas for the cooking and lightening needs for a family living in rural areas




Supergas is a simple biogas system running on organic materials, such as human and animal dung. The biogas plant produces approx. 3-4 cubic metres of gas per day, enough for a family of 8-10 members for cooking purposes and to run one gas lamp in the evening.
It was designed and constructed in collaboration with a team of European and African engineers.
In August 1997, Superflex installed and tested the first unit in a small farm in central Tanzania, in cooperation with the African organisation SURUDE (Sustainable Rural Development).


Tanzania, Thailand, Cambodia, Zanzibar, Mexico.


To formulate an environmentally and economically sustainable form to produce energy to be used in the global south.

Beneficial outcomes

Supergas systems have been installed in Tanzania, Cambodia and a prototype is being developed for mass production in Mexico.

Maintained by

UTA University of Tropical Agriculture and Tomas Peterson NGO (Dantan & ZALWEDA) OPA and TOA.


Superflex, biogas engineers (Jan Mallan, Tomas Peterson) Danish and African engineers, SURUDE (Sustainable Rural Development).