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Fuel produced locally is not so vulnerable to disruption as, for example, grid electricity or
imported bottled gas
References and resources
Practical Action Technical Briefs
Using a Biogas Digester
Using Biogas Technology to Solve Pit latrine Waste
Biogas Digest - Volume 1 Biogas Basics
Biodigester Construction Manual (AIDG Technical Manual)
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