Published on: February 19, 2022
PM recently inaugurated municipal solid waste based Gobar-Dhan/BIO-CNG plant in Indore
Weston-super-Mare GALVANISING ORGANIC BIO-AGRO RESOURCES-DHAN (GOBAR-DHAN)
- Under this scheme Cattle dung, kitchen waste and agricultural waste can be tapped to create biogas-based energy
- The objectives of this initiative is to make villages clean and to generate wealth and energy from cattle and other waste.
- Pursued as a priority programme under the Swachch Bharat Mission Grameen-Phase 2.
- Implemented by Jal Shakthi Ministry.
- Expected to create opportunities to convert cattle dung and other organic waste to compost, biogas and even larger scale bio-CNG units.
- Purified form of biogas with over 95% pure methane gas
- Similar to natural gas in its composition (97% methane) and energy potential
- While natural gas is a fossil fuel, bio-CNG is a renewable form of energy produced from agricultural and food waste
- A typical bio-CNG station comprises a biogas purification unit, a compressor, and a high-pressure storage system
- Bio-CNG is being looked at as an environment-friendly alternative to diesel