Who we are

The , founded in April 2014 and registered in November of the same year, is the , aiming to all stakeholders and the existing regional associations in the biogas sector.






As of now these are:

Eastern Ugandan Biogas Association (EUBA), Western Ugandan Biogas Association (WUBA), Interregional Biogas Association (IRBA), and Ugandan Biogas Association (UBA).

UNBA itself is also a member of the Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA), newly founded in 2014 and registered in early 2015, which is aiming to bring together all renewable energy and energy efficiency associations into one common platform and to align and interchange with the renewable energy sector of the East African Community.


The current, newly elected is represented by the following persons:

Harriet Okoed Achom Chairperson IRBA
Eng.Christopher Kato Vice Chairperson EUBA
Abel Karugaba Secretary WUBA
Mukhwana Halima Treasurer EUBA
Paul Erimu NEC Member IRBA
Mr. Caleb Wakhungu NEC Member EUBA
Mr. Gilbert Byamugisha NEC Member UBA

The members of board of directors of – are:

Mukhwana Halima Chairperson 0787 171 102
Amos Ongwen Vice chairperson 0758 169 041
Caleb Wakhungu Treasurer 0782 401 711
David Okwii Secretary 0782 629 269

The members of board of directors of – are:

Abel Karugaba Chairperson 0702 118399
Paul Katuriiba Vice Chairperson 0772 896553
Tugume Enid Treasurer 0772 459373
Medard Musinguzi Gen Secretary 0754 067551

The members of board of directors of – are:

Eng.Christopher Kato Chairperson 0772 495 000
Mr. Gilbert Byamugisha Vice Chairperson 0772 425 369
Mr.Sam Turyatemba Treasurer 0702 493 149 7
Esther Senene Secretary 0772 495 000

The members of board of directors of – are:

Harriet Okoed Achom Chairperson 0701 542028
Erimu Paul Vice Chairperson 0784 710831
Christopher Okello Treasurer 0772 369783
Hamida Babirye Secretary 0772 342309
Background information

for energy production and provision of energy services. Currently, Uganda has an estimated total electrical power capacity potential of 5,300 MW. These resources include (both woody and non-woody), , , , and .

Of all these, water (hydro power) and biomass are the most widely used nationwide and indeed contribute greatly to meeting the energy demands of Uganda’s population. However, much needs to be done to since majority of available resources remain largely under-utilized, particularly in regard to the opportunities that .

Considering the fact that energy is a critical input and driver of every aspect in the economy, there is a .

Biogas in Uganda

Currently, an estimated number of over 5,500 domestic biogas plants are in operation all over Uganda, while there are only a few dozens of institutional plants e.g. built for schools, colleges and universities. So far, the commercial and industrial sector has been rarely addressed which leaves in the future.

What is Biogas?

Biogas is an that is typically produced by the breakdown of organic matter by with anaerobic bacteria – which means in the absence of oxygen in an air tight container – or through of biodegradable materials.


Depending on the input material used it primarily contains 50 – 90% and carbon dioxide (CO2) and may have small amounts of hydrogen sulphide (H2S), moisture and siloxanes. Even without further purification it can be , and it can run a generator to and heat for . Biogas can also be stored in cylinders or bags and or being by gas grids.

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Benefits of Biogas

No matter which biogas system is used: All of them keep the environment free of organic wastes, are and , they are and often associated with the use of firewood.

UNBA_Biogas Use and benefits

If the majority of Ugandans adopted biogas, we would and a great way. People should exploit decomposing raw materials which are freely available. Maintenance of a biogas plant is little, it delivers , and . Biogas plants can be built by local masons and builders and most building materials are locally-made. The best of all: there is no metering and therefore . Instead you can .

UNBA_Biogas Interdependencies

Those Ugandans already using biogas are already reaping the benefits: Many are pulling themselves out of poverty and are using its by-product, the so called “bio slurry,” to enrich their soil, contributing to larger yields in crop and animal production.