Many villages in the districts of Mangalore and Udupi have taken the lead in minimising the use of plastic. An impressed Ronald Anil Fernandes reports.

The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) is all set to commission its bio-reactor solid waste treatment plant on March 8 which it hopes will temporarily handle the on-going garbage disposal crises in the capital city. According to the CCP, the in-vessel anaerobic technology can scientifically cater to at least 20 tonnes of bio-degradable waste. Presently the bio-degradable waste quantum generated in the city is around 6

KOCHI: The lakhs of rupees spent by the Kochi Corporation to set up biogas plants in the city have gone down the drain as the majority of them are inoperative.

Biogas, which is generated from organic digestion under anaerobic conditions by mixed population of microorganisms, is an alternative energy source, that is now being utilized both in rural and industrial areas. Biogas technology offers an attractive route to utilize certain categories of biomass for meeting partial energy needs. (Correspondence)

Chandigarh: The Haryana government plans to generate power from biodegradable waste like kitchen waste, garden waste, horticulture waste and animal fallings.

Transition from fossil fuel dominated energy to clean, carbon compliant sources demand its generation from alternative sources that could provide flexible and scalable solutions. This is the big challenge in view that the gas and coal fired installations continue to increase unabated notwithstanding the harsh realities of global warming and climate change consequences.

Batch digestion of vegetable waste slurry was carried out in the laboratory using 2.5L capacity bottle reactors for 60 days at ambient conditions. The biogas yield from vegetable waste over the length of the digestion time was observed to be 0.391L/g of VS fed.

Urban Development Minister Joaquim Alemao today said that the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) is currently facing crisis in collecting and disposing municipal solid waste due to non-availability o

Treatment of wet organic waste such as kitchen waste has been currently one of the important environmental issues that need to be resolved. Kitchen waste has a potential to recover biogas by application of anaerobic treatment.

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