CaribShare Biogas is a social enterprise and registered charity in Jamaica collecting food waste from hotels and manure from small pig farms that when processed by our biodigester plant produces biogas (type of biofuel) and fertilizer for sale. Our mission is to deliver clean energy from organic waste in a manner that strengthens rural livelihoods.
We sell the biogas to business customers who are high energy users so they can self-generate electricity to achieve significant cost savings from purchasing from the grid.
We also sell the organic fertilizer at a highly affordable rate to farmers to help lower their production cost and promote organic farming.
And, through our “Waste to Cash” program, we share up to 50% of our surplus revenues from biogas and fertilizer sales with our participating pig farmers as generous cash rewards in exchange for supplying us their waste. In this way, we provide meaningful income to help support their families and the vitality of their communities, which is essentially our social mission.
We recycle and divert tremendous quantities of organic waste from landfills, and are thrilled about using it as a valuable resource to help solve the challenges of renewable energy, climate change, and rural poverty. We plan to develop several biodigester plants in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries to broaden our socio-economic impact across the region.