S V Krishnamachari
S V Krish Chennai,

IT may come as a surprise to many that a train in Sweden is powered by biogas. Yes, it is the world's first biogas train, a 60-seater carrier that runs from Linkoping, south of Stockholm, to Vastervik, at a speed of 130 km per hour for approximately 600 km.

Pune Unable to resolve the issue of an alternate site for dumping garbage, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) -- exploring other means for disposal of garbage -- will install 12 biogas plants in the city by December-end. These plants are expected to process 63 metric tonnes of garbage by the end of 2010.

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A simple and strictly local power generation system has proved that rural Indian communities are willing and able to pay for reliable electricity.

A technology that converts rice husk into electricity is gaining ground in Bihar. Some 100,000 households in the state already use electricity produced from biomass and their number is steadily growing.

Power distribution company BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) has signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with East Delhi Waste Processing Company (EDWPCL) to buy electricity from Delhi's first 'city waste-to-power' initiative. This would enable the company to purchase clean and renewable electricity generated from solid waste in the city.

NEW DELHI: Power distribution company BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with East Delhi Waste Processing Company Limited (EDWPCL) to buy electricity from Delhi

Scientists claim to have found a new way of converting pig poo into green power. A large amount of pig manure created by thousands of pigs in giant hog farms can pollute rivers, poison groundwater and pump out clouds of methane and carbon dioxide. So, finding alternative uses for the slurry makes a lot of sense.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Keeping its word on reducing the waste heaps at Vilappilsala treatment plant, the Corporation has decided to set up biogas plants in major markets in the city. The step is as part of the decentralisation of waste treatment, which is one of the main focus areas of the final-year programmes envisaged by the present Council.

Mumbai Cowdung and kitchen wastes will turn into cooking gas everyday at the Bombay Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Hospital, which has installed a biogas plant on its Lower Parel premises.

The organic conversion will involve no extra energy or electricity. What