About Biotech Effort of Sustainable Energy video
Video DescriptionBIOTECH won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2007.
BIOTECH has succeeded in tackling the problem of the dumping of food waste in the streets of Kerala through the installation of biogas plants that use the food waste to produce gas for cooking and, in some cases, electricity for lighting; the residue serves as a fertiliser. To date BIOTECH has built and installed an impressive 12,000 domestic plants (160 of which also use human waste from latrines to avoid contamination of ground water), 220 institutional plants and 17 municipal plants that use waste from markets to power generators. The disposal of food waste and the production of clean energy are not the only benefits of BIOTECH's scheme. The plants also replace the equivalent of about 3.7 tonnes/day of LPG and diesel which in turn results in the saving of about 3,700 tonnes/year of CO2, with further savings from the reduction in methane production as a result of the uncontrolled decomposition of waste, and from the transport of LPG
Wapite says :
they should do that here
Posted on: 17 May 2008 - 8:42pm
vikas kumar says :
I didn't know about this. It's heartening to see such innovative steps being taken to solve problems that need immediate attention but are easily overlooked. BIOTECH must tie up with municipal authorities and govt. organisations to do this on a very large, nation-wide scale. All the cities need it. There's an entire village in the south that relies on solar cooking. A township in Haryana uses only CFL bulbs as opposed to the regular 100 watt ones. All such projects that help in conserving/ generating energy are welcome.
Posted on: 17 March 2008 - 6:21pm
About Biotech Effort of Sustainable Energy