Garden biogas plant

Nositelj projekta: Revenium, z. s.

Odgovorna osoba: Petra Horáková


Nagrada u vrijednosti od 2000 eura


Civilno društvo / Društvena ekonomija

O čemu je riječ?

Within the NATURPARK 12 roasting plant, a biogas plant has been built capable of producing biogas for further use, including usable biofertiliser to support plant growth. The aim is to further develop a functional integrated unit, which has a significant potential for successful commercialisation not only on the Czech market in the field of circular economy. The product can be offered for use by other social enterprises and entities in the fields of gastronomy or farming (school canteens, hydroponics etc.). Thanks to the project we have established cooperation with with Czech universities.


The village of Kokořín uses biogas to provide the community with eco-friendly, self-sustaining energy. The project incorporates locally produced biogas and solar power to provide energy and fertiliser, bringing sustainable economic resources to the rural community of Kokořín. 


The social enterprise project is the first of its kind in Central Europe. The biogas will used to revitalise the community. The biogas will power a local coffee roasting plant while providing fertiliser for the gardens of a guesthouse, school, and kindergarten.  


Vít Kettner, a disabled employee of the association Revenium, conceptualised and founded this project. He independently set up a project team that included disabled employees and academics from local universities. The project brings together social entrepreneurship, higher education, and biogas entrepreneurs who consulted on technological processes.


The project has transformed the village of Kokořín. The biogas and fermentation produced are fully incorporated into the development of Kokořín 12, which includes a coffee roasting plant. A barrier-free guesthouse with catering services will also be built next to the local kindergarten and school. 


The project can be an example for other businesses and communities focused on sustainability and bio-economic practices, leading to more education and innovation. Producing and collecting biogas locally has many economic, environmental, and social benefits. It is also a unique project, social enterprise, and a best practice of waste-free management.