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Israeli Tech Helps Syrian Refugees

An Israeli green-tech company, HomeBiogas, has co-sponsored two systems to be set up in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, where 80,000 Syrian refugees are currently living. The system provides cooking fuel by taking organic kitchen waste or animal waste and converting it into methane. The gas is then funneled to a kitchen stove via a pipe, and therefore provides a “clean, free, renewable way to cook food,” according to Ynet News. The system hopes to replace the dangerous and unsanitary cooking fires which many refugees have been using to cook food in the camp. These cooking fires have already caused several deadly fires.