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Biogas plant in Ladakh to serve as a cheap source of energy

Ladakh, Tue, 11 Aug 2009 ANI

Ladakh, Aug. 11 (ANI): A biogas plant in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region will serve as a cheap and a new renewable source of energy once it is dedicated to the people in the region.


The plant has been set up at Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) in collaboration with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).


Somen Acharya, a scientist at DIHAR, said that the main purpose of installing this plant was to see the feasibility of biogas plant during the winter season.


"The purpose of installing this plant is to see the feasibility of this bio-gas plant during the winter season when the temperature goes as low as minus 30 degree Celsius," said Acharya.


Biogas typically refers to a gas produced by the biological breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas originates from biogenic material and is a type of bio fuel.


A relatively clean burning, colourless, and odourless gas; biogas is composed of methane and carbon dioxide, depending on the feedstock used.


Shashi Bala Singh, Director of DIHAR, believes that once dedicated to the people this biogas plant would have good impact on Ladakh region.


"Here the bio-gas plant is based on kitchen wastage, cow dung and dry leaves. It will generate electricity up to 50 units per day and it's an eco-friendly venture and I hope it will have good impact on Ladakh region," said Singh.


The plant would provide fuel for cooking and lighting purposes and would be completed by September. (ANI)


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