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Before giving a specific yes/no answer I'd need to know some more details about your location etc. In principle, there is no reason why a biogas system shouldn't work in a cold environment. Are you talking about an animal waste digester? If so, which animals are providing the feedstock and how many of them? How about the power budget? How much gas do you need to power the hostel? Heating and lighting? Are you considering electricity generation from the gas also?

in a cold environment i would recommend the digester be buried in the ground. You could also consider surrounding the digester with water pipes that are heated with some of the gas produced to maintain the slurry at the optimum temperature 32 - 35 degrees C.

I recommend a design by VITA based on Ram Bux Singh's research into biogas digesters. The URL is http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/BioFuel/VITABIOGAS3M.HTM

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Before giving a specific yes/no answer I'd need to know some more details about your location etc. In principle, there is no reason why a biogas system shouldn't work in a cold environment. Are you talking about an animal waste digester? If so, which animals are providing the feedstock and how many of them? How about the power budget? How much gas do you need to power the hostel? Heating and lighting? Are you considering electricity generation from the gas also?

in a cold environment i would recommend the digester be buried in the ground. You could also consider surrounding the digester with water pipes that are heated with some of the gas produced to maintain the slurry at the optimum temperature 32 - 35 degrees C.

I recommend a design by VITA based on Ram Bux Singh's research into biogas digesters. The URL is http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/BioFuel/VITABIOGAS3M.HTM

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