Generating clean energy from organic food waste in India
An estimated 240million people in India are without electricity. Those who are connected suffer from poor output and regular power shortages. This causes residents to turn to natural resources for fuel, which can be harmful to health but also the local environment.
The project will distribute over 15,000 biodigestors across India to replace fuelwood grid electricity and other fossil fuels. These units can be used to produce cooking gas, heat or even electricity on the larger scale units. Poor households benefit from saving on fuel costs and cleaner air. The slurry generated by the units can also be used as an organic fertilizer, reducing the use of chemical fertilizer.
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