Haibowal AD plant not running at full capacity

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The Haibowal in Ludhiana, Punjab, is not working at full capacity. The plant at Hambran road is running at 100 to 125 tpd of cow dung, whereas its regular capacity is at least 225 tpd.

Officials from Punjab Energy Development Authority (Peda) and the civic body visited the plant to study how to increase capacity utilization. Cow dung from the Haibowal dairy complex is turned into compressed biogas, according to the report.

The dairy has about 37,000 cattle heads and produces 350 tpd of cow dung. As of today, excess manure not sent to the plant is being dumped into in the Buddha Nullah, which causes further pollution. One idea is that in the future, the dairy farmers could dump the cow dung at one place, so that it could be then transported to the biogas plant.

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