Santa Cruz: Australia’s ambassador to Portugal joins the pilot project “Biogas” in Ribeira dos Picos

 

Pedra Badejo, July 6 (Inforpress) – The Australian ambassador to Portugal, Peter Rayner, visited the municipality of Santa Cruz (Santiago Island) Wednesday to learn about the pilot project “Biogás”, funded by the Australia Direct Assistance Programme, at about six thousand euros.

In his first visit to the municipality of Santa Cruz, the diplomat was to verify “in the field” this micro project of making biogas that is being implemented in Ribeira dos Picos by the local authority, having, at the time, stressed the benefit this will have in life of women and the conservation of the environment.

“We have a project to use livestock waste for the production of biogas, instead of firewood, and this will help in many ways because besides being healthier, it will help save time and preserve the environment,” he said.

According to the director of the local development office, at the City Hall of Santa Cruz, José Alves, this project aims at valuing animal waste for the production of biogas in rural areas.

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