New Ghazipur biogas plant inaugurated

Delhi has a new biogas plant at the Ghazipur landfill site. The plant holds a capacity to treat 15 tonnes of waste in a day producing 1500 units of energy daily. The plant will manage the biodegradable waste from the neighbouring markets on a daily basis so as to avoid dumping at the landfill.

Built at a cost of Rs 4.2 crore, it will cost the government an additional Rs 1.1 crore for operating and maintaining the plant for six years. An initiative of the Delhi Agriculture Marketing Board, the plant has been installed by Green Brick Eco Solution (GBES), reports

Based on Nisargruna Biogas technology, developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, these plants are constructed in civil structures and come in capacities of 0.5 TPD to 25 TPD, as per the GBES website. Generated biogas can be used directly for cooking, purpose can be used in biogas engines or can be purified to convert into Bio CNG which acts as a fuel and equivalent to generally used CNG in composition. 

Picture Credit: Screenshot of landfill taken from

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