Tag: Biogas

Biogas production from livestock manure

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article image GLOBAL ENERGY demand is growing rapidly and approximately 88% of this demand is met by fossil fuels at present time. At the same time, concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere is rising rapidly, with fossil fuel-derived CO2 emission being the most important contributor. In order to minimize related global warming and climate change impacts, GHG emissions must be reduced to less than half of global emission levels of 1990. Another important global challenge is the…Read More

Biogas: The prolific renewable energy resource of modern day

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article image BIOGAS NORMALLY refers to a mixture of different gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas can be produced by raw materials such as agricultural waste, plant material, manure, municipal waste, sewage, and food waste etc. It is a renewable energy source from organic waste materials for a small labor input, replacing firewood or fossil fuels. In the conversion process, pathogen levels are reduced and plant nutrients made are more readily…Read More

Biogas Plants, Capacity Building Programme initated

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STAFF REPORT LHR: A capacity building programme titled as "Skills for Biogas Plants" has been instigated by Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF). The program is aimed at development of skills of professionals in installation of Biogas units in order to promote the renewable energy technologies in rural and remote areas of the province. This programme is a benchmark to support the rural communities of Punjab with the availability of low cost energy. The program is the outcome of…Read More

Biogas Plants, Capacity Building Programme initated by PSDF

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A capacity building programme titled as "Skills for Biogas Plants" has been instigated by Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF). The program is aimed at development of skills of professionals in installation of Biogas units in order to promote the renewable energy technologies in rural and remote areas of the province. This programme is a benchmark to support the rural communities of Punjab with the availability of low cost energy. The program is the outcome of…Read More

Use of sorghum crop for biogas production

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article image The world is emphasizing to reduce the CO2 emissions, increase energy efficiency and the proportion of renewable energy sources in total energy production to 0.20 by 2020. Biogas is one of the important renewable energy sources. Biogas production from agricultural biomass is getting importance due to offering different environmental benefits. Many types of crops are being used for biogas production including maize, sorghum, sunflower, sudan grass, fodder beet, poor oat grass meadows,…Read More

Drive launched for biogas plants awareness

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technology (PCRET) has started an awareness campaign to install biogas plants in rural areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. PCRET has kicked off the drive awareness campaign, in the wake of growing need of fuel gas, in rural areas where farmers have three to four cows or buffalos to install biogas plants in their houses to fulfil domestic demand. The department would provide subsidy and technical support for biogas plant,? said the…Read More

UVAS to set up biogas resource centre

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has decided to establish a Biogas Resource Centre on its Ravi Campus, Pattoki, in order to facilitate and train much needed professionals in the field of renewable energy sources. The decision was made at a meeting held in the UVAS that was chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Talat Naseer Pasha. On the occasion, the vice chancellor said that the UVAS is also constructing a 25 cubic meter biogas digester…Read More

Biogas use at home can prevent lungs diseases

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article image STAFF REPORT FBD: The use of at home should be promoted and encouraged across Pakistan as this can help prevent lung and kidney problems. "A home biogas plant also saves 32 litres of kerosene oil or 2.5 tons of wood annually, thus lessening environmental pollution," said Pakistan Domestic Biogas Programme (PDBGP) Communication Officer Nadeem Ahmad while talking to media. He said that over 2,800 domestic biogas plants have so far been installed in 12 districts during last the…Read More

Farm sector to have biogas-run tube wells

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STAFF REPORT FBD: As Pakistan’s agriculture sector is persistently facing the brunt of the energy crisis which has made it impossible for farmers to operate tube wells, a Netherlands-funded programme is promoting biogas as an alternate fuel to run tube wells.Agriculturists say that they are handicapped as they cannot get water from canals or operate tube wells due to the prevailing energy crisis, and since most of the farmers come under the low-income bracket, they cannot go for expensive…Read More

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Biogas has potential to control energy crisis

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article image Staff Report LAHORE: Biogas which is produced by the fermentation of organic matter may help meet the persistent energy crisis in the country as its cost is 35 to 50 per cent less than charcoal, kerosene oil and firewood to get energy."Our national energy requirements are a big problem in Pakistan and it could be resolved by enhancing livestock and dairy development as it would consequently enhance manure for biogas production," said Dr Sakhawat Ali, Chief Scientific Officer of…Read More