THE ANDHYODAYA
Biogas Extension Programme
As the name itself suggests, a biogas plant uses biowastes to garner domestic fuel. The principle behind this is anaerobic digestion. In this method, the digestion of organic matter is carried out in the absence of air in a deep tank. During the process, anaerobic bacteria convert organic solids to methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, ammonia etc. The degradation of the organic matter takes place in two stages. The first stage involves the acid forming bacteria, which hydrolyses the waste into shorter chain organic compounds like organic alcohols, acids and ammonia. In the second stage, methanogenic bacteria convert these intermediate products into gases. Biogas plants are based on the anaerobic technology, which serve dual purpose of reducing environmental pollution and generating energy.
The Andhyodaya has constructed more than 23,000 domestic biogas plants and 1200 institutional biogas plants. We are one of the project partners of the ANERT, Govt. of Kerala State Nodal Agency for Renewable Energy Programme. We also join hands with the Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in implementing all types of renewable energy programmes in the state of Kerala. In constructing biogas plants we mainly consider rubber latex waste water, cow dung, piggery waste and kitchen waste as the raw materials.
Subsidies are reached to the beneficiaries from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India and Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT)
BIOGAS PLANT
Biogas plant is a farmer friendly, both urban and rural friendly, renewable energy technologies. It’s a cost effective and eco friendly mechanism to avail :
  • Cooking Gas
  • Lighting
  • Organic Manure
  • Bio Pesticide
OUR PARTNERS
  • Dept .of Agriculture - Govt.of Kerala
  • ANERT                  - Govt.of Kerala
  • KVIC                     - Govt.of India
  • Local Self Help Groups
OUR ACHEVEMENTS
  • Domestic Biogas plants, 2m3 to 6m3      - 23,000 Nos.
  • Institutional Biogas plants 10m3 to 60m3 - 1,200 Nos.
  • 1m3 FRP Portable Biogas Plants            - 185 Nos.
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