What is ABC?

ABC is short for African Biodigester Component.

ABC is a 5-year programme, ending on 31 December 2025. It builds on the results of the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP) in Kenya, Uganda and Burkina Faso. The programme helps develop and strengthen demand and supply to create sustainable biodigester markets.
In Kenya, Uganda and Burkina Faso, this will result in mature markets. These markets will continue to scale and provide energy access without public support. In Mali and Niger, ABC will help develop basic market foundations.

ABC results

ABC aims to facilitate the construction and installation of 50,000 small-scale biodigesters by the end of 2025. This will result in energy access for at least 250,000 people. It will also reduce yearly CO2 equivalent emissions by over 180,000 tonnes.

To achieve its goals, ABC focuses on:

  • Improvement of the end-user business case by increasing the value of organic fertiliser. We do this in cooperation with existing agricultural programmes;
  • Increased access to finance for end-users and enterprises;
  • Increased focus on strengthening biogas enterprises and the biogas business case. We do this through business development services and result-based finance incentives;
  • Increased support for suppliers of prefabricated biogas technology. This helps suppliers enter markets and expand their activities.