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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Plan for Biogas Plants at State Institutions in Chandigarh, India

(Waste Management World) Chandigarh is a city and union territory in India that serves as the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana is to implement a Master Plan that will see the construction of a large number of food waste to biogas facilities.

According to a report in The Times of India, the plan calls for most of the city's hotels and a number of government buildings including college campuses, medical research centres and a hospital will generate their own energy through biogas plants.

The paper said that the master plan committee that is preparing a comprehensive plan for the future development of city has received feedback from the department of science and technology that biogas plants using the kitchen wastes of these institutions would results in the city saving LPG.

The plan is reported to have been explored by the Department of Science and Technology, with the aim of switching from conventional resources of energy to renewable resources in a phased manner.

According to The Times, biogas produced from the waste of the institutions kitchens could meet the requirements of the proposal for renewable energy sources and would also help to manage waste.

The department has also submitted a plan to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of the central government.

The report said that the plant was submitted to the committee that is preparing the Master Plan of city.

All these institutions have also been asked to supply required information in this concern by the committee.

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