The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

#MEET Biogas Community Kitchen And Food Chain

#MEET Biogas Community Kitchen And Food Chain

This is a short interview we conducted with Syeda Shama Tahsin the creator of Biogas Community Kitchen And Food Chain. If you like this project and would like to vote for it, click here.

1. Please, tell us a bit about yourself: where are you from and what is your background?

Professionally, I see me as a green industrialist and structural civil engineer who is very keen in making inventive and renewable engineering solutions with humanitarian principles. Being grown up in different nations, I consider myself as a global citizen. I belong from King Isa Khan Royal and distinguished political and media family of my birth country, Bangladesh. Passion for building mega structures- My dream is to make biogas weapon industry one day and I believe, biogas will reach there with 100% for environmental warfare.

2. Can you describe your idea or project in two sentences?

Biogas Community Kitchen and Food chain is a platform to provide access to biogas energy to local community restaurant owners and its members, producing zero kitchen waste and building food entrepreneurs within a shared kitchen and monetary investment.

3. How did you get your idea or concept?

I was doing my first biogas project in India. I saw the need in sharing resources to facilitate energy fuel for cooking purposes. That’s how the idea came up.

4. What is unique about your idea/project and how does it benefit mankind?

Let’s see the present situation. We have national gas/electricity/ solar energy supply and well-managed daily waste removal through government municipal operations. What we do not have commercial scale renewable energy, especially biogas in the food industry. A big number of waste is not recycled/or is dumped in the landfill site instead of producing energy from them. So, by this project model, we are bringing smarter, faster, high yielded and greener energy technology in the food industry by recycling our waste. This food chain is a new thing which would bring business opportunities while producing energy at a lower cost. Every day we produce 940,000,000 tonnes of human waste in the earth. Kitchen waste is higher in number. We have an energy technology that can give us a high monetary value of waste which we produce in free.

5. Describe yourself as an entrepreneur in one sentence

I am extremely profit and goal oriented-smart entrepreneur.

6. How do you deal with people that doubt your abilities/initiatives?

I live a disciplined life. Thus, my protocol is very calculated and reserved. I believe, we need to be in a right environment if you want to fight against doubts. So, when it comes to the right environment, I am aware of the resources I am working with. If I want to promote my idea in an environment who are unsupportive of renewable energy development, that is not a right environment, nor the right protocol. First, I need to work with people who can understand my idea and then bring business in it. In this term, since there is a monetary chain, people who have doubts they are bound to accept you. When they accept you, appreciating becomes easy. Critics are always there, so are your supporters.

7. Where does your passion lie?

My passion lies in civil engineering, real estate development, politics, and warfare. To me, engineering connects all my passions in a center.

 8. What are you afraid of or what keeps you up at night?

Time is short in terms of money and brain.

9. According to you, money is a synonym for…..

Activation energy.

10. If you could rid the world of three things, what would they be?

  1. Aggression
  2. Food hunger
  3. Arogance

11. What are the benefits you take from the Entrepreneurship Campus?


Knowing different opinions.

12. What do you like more about the Entrepreneurship Campus?


13. Which idea/project do you like most?

Algae Energy Pavilion

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  1. Anonymous

    31.08.2017 · Reply

    Hello Syeda!

    Green and sustainable energy is improving in the society now. Thank you for supporting the generation and utilization of renewable energy. It is a way-to-go strategy of waste management.

    Best of luck!

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Timeline 2018

March 15, 2018

Competition launch –
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June 1, 2018

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Early Summer 2018

Launching of the Certificate Programme

July 31, 2018

Deadlines for entries

August 15, 2018

Deadlines for votes & comments

August 17, 2018

People’s Choice
Prize winners announced
10 finalists announced in both categories

August 30, 2018

Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both categories

September 21, 2018

Deadline for Panel of Judges’ selection of the winners

October 5, 2018

Closing of the Certificate Programme

October 7, 2018

Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin


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