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Energy from Waste : The Bio-Char Route : Trash to Treasure

We Humans tend to make the process as complicated as possible by trying to improve on nature in complex machines but a simple approach is still possible There are enough natural agencies, which are too keen to help us in this endeavor. Science has revealed these tools and we must use their potential to achieve the urgent call of nature

AIM

 To Mitigate energy-related environmental problems.

  •  Create a local recycling systems for waste utilisation  

Renewable Energy Potential of Waste (In MW’s)

  • 1.        Distillery                          350 MW
  • 2.        Sugar                               285 MW
  • 3.        Paper and Pulp               058 MW
  • 4.        Dairy                                022 MW
  • 5.        Poultry                             044 MW
  • 6.        Starch                              040 MW
  • 7.        Slaughter house             100 MW

Generation of waste

In developing countries biomass is and will remain a major source of energy. In India alone about 200 million tonnes are contributed from agro processing industries. Since these wastes are generated in a dispersed manner and as residue without any associated commercial production costs they are either unused or used very inefficiently. Disposal of this waste is causing environmental degradation.

In agriculturally based countries, huge quantities of biomass waste are generated.

Environmental Areas: 

  • Waste Management, Air pollution
  • Agriculture
  • Farm/fields in urban areas
  • Agro-Processing Units
  • Urban vegetable marketplaces
  • Slaughter Houses

Objectives  : Disposal

  • We  emphasise localised recycling of this waste as resources as well as energy
  • Minimise environmental degradation due to its improper disposal, and to conserve the environment
  • To reduce environmental degradation due to improper disposal of household and agro-residue waste
  • Utilise household and agro-residue waste for biomass energy supply through localised recycling systems
  • Utilisation of biomass waste generated for its use as a source of decentralized energy.
  • By value-added products, for enhancing environmental conservation.

By Whom

  • Farmers
  • Rural cottage agro-industries and their associations
  • Local government and municipal organizations
  • NGOs, self help groups (SHGs)
  • Low income small, and tiny agro-based industries mostly in the unorganized sector
  • Poor farmers, rural households
  • Polluting, unhygienic environmental working conditions, local environment

How

  • Utilisation of biomass and other local available wastes…
  • Decentralized production of renewable energy sources…
  • Improved working conditions…
  • Cleaner local as well as global environment  

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