Like much of Africa, Malawi is struggling with deforestation. Most Malawians use firewood to cook, make bricks or keep warm. They either burn it directly, or turn the wood into charcoal first. Either way, Malawi is slowly but surely being stripped of all its trees.
Biogas is a great, cheap and sustainable alternative to firewood. It is easy to produce, can be maintained with relatively little effort, and is in infinite supply. In order to halt the deforestation in the surrounding area, Green Malata has built its own biogas plant which will be used to prepare food, power lights, and run its bakery.
Green Malata is also trying to introduce biogas to nearby villages by employing a unique and mobile biogas backpack, which allows villagers to transport biogas to their homes.