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Soon, biogas from horse manure to light up streets at hill station

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02/11/2017

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Matheran Hill Station Municipal council will have a horse dung-based biogas plant. A trial to produce biogas from horse dung was found successful by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). BARC will provide the technology for the 2MT capacity plant to be set up near a horse stable. The power generated from the plant will light up streetlights.

Matheran Hill Station Municipal Council chief officer Sagar Gholap said "There are around 460 horses and ponies in the hill station. BARC scientists were approached earlier and they succeeded in generating biogas from horse dung".

"The horse dung-based bio gas plant, to be set up at a cost of Rs 1 crore, is the first of its kind in the country. Besides street lights, the waste will be used to generate clean energy too."

Welcoming the decision, Matheran Ashwapal Sanghthana chief Asha Kadam said, "The existing biogas plant operates on kitchen waste. Sometimes horse dung is put in too."—Umesh K Parida

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  • News Section: Bio Energy News
  • Month: October
  • Year: 2017
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