Achievements of VK-NARDEP in Biogas technology
More than 2000 biogas plants have been installed by VK-NARDEP. A national survey of biogas plants taken up and based on the study VK - nardep came up with cost-effective and flexible small volume fixed dome biogas plants. Brought out user manuals for engineers, masons and end-users in English, Tamil and Hindi Developed a package of biogas slurry based technologies which integrate the biogas system with the agro-ecosystem.
Innovations and R & D in Biogas technology: Search for alternative biofuels have been taken up by Technology Resource Centre(TRC) of VK-NARDEP, which has led to experimenting with non-edible oil cakes. Neem cake based 1 cum Biogas Plant @ VK-nardep TRC is being experimentally run. Bio-fuel (Neem oil) is used in diesel engine for generating electricity at TRC. More on VK-NARDEP promotion of biogas technology can be downloaded here. The latest innovation of VK-NARDEP in renewable energy is its use of kitchen waste and other edible waste in biogas production. It has already started pilot studies of the plant in the restaurants of Kanyakumari which being a tourist place, has a severe problem of edible waste disposal. To download more details on kitchen waste biogas plant click here.