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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Biogas. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

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8 out of 14 biogas plants ‘dysfunctional’ in Indian city

Most community biogas plants in Thiruvananthapuram are ‘dysfunctional’, according to an article from the Times of India. Eight out of 14 biogas plants in the city are currently not operational, according to a newly released report from the city’s health committee. The report also claims that the… read more →

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Go for bio-digesters, Hyderabad hotels told

In order to improve sanitation in the city, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has decided to set up bio-digester compost units which can generate manure and methane (cooking) gas from wet garbage (food waste). The civic body is contemplating installing one unit in each hotel, restaurant and… read more →

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Biogas fuels: India's cheapest bus launched in Kolkata

A Kolkata company has launched a new bus that runs on biogas produced from cow dung. The first bus, will travel on the 17.5 km Ultadanga-Garia north-south route in Kolkata. The price for the entire journey is Rs. 1, making it the cheapest form of transportation in the country. 15 more buses are expected… read more →

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Corpn pitches for biogas in households, hotels

For cities grappling with waste menace, biogas could be the way forward. Besides taking care of the waste generated at home, it also offers a cheaper alternative to LPG as cooking gas, according to P Shanmugam, senior scientist at Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai and an expert on biogas plants.… read more →

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India’s Powergrid gets US$500 million ADB loan for Green Energy Corridor

State-owned transmission firm Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has entered a loan agreement of up to US$500 million with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) partly for one of its Green Energy Corridor projects, according to a Bombay Stock Exchange filing. The interstate transmission scheme… read more →

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Fully self-sufficient house in Chennai

On New 17 Vasu Street in the Kilpauk area of Chennai lies an almost fully self-sufficient house. Completely solar-powered, the house also has its own biogas unit, water harvesting unit and kitchen garden. While the house has gained fame due to its renewable ways, so has its pioneering owner, Mr. Suresh.… read more →

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The taxes lowered in Budget 2017 to boost renewable energy development

In Budget 2017, the Finance Minister has proposed zero (from 5% before) basic customs duty (BCD) on solar tempered glass for use in manufacture of solar cells/panels/modules. At present BCD on those is 5 per cent. Similarly, he proposed to reduce countervailing duty (CVD) on parts/raw materials for… read more →

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IIMB Installs Biogas Plant to Convert Waste into Wealth

Indian Institute of Management Bengaluru(IIMB), in keeping with its mission of actively adoptingenvironment-friendly measures, has commissioned a biogas plant whichturns waste into wealth. The biogas plant treats food waste generated on campus and thegas produced is being utilized for cooking at the… read more →

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Village in Coimbatore Installs Biogas Plant

Kurudampalayam Panchayat shows the way in solid waste management by installing a bio-methanisation plant with the help of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). The plant installed at a cost of 30lakh generates four cylinders of gas per day which is supplied to the community hall built by the panchayat… read more →

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BMC Markets, Gardens may soon have Biogas Plants, Composting Pits

The small-capacity bio-methanation plants which the BMC is contemplating setting up in all municipal markets in the city, will give an impetus to the civic body's zero garbage initiative, which entails reducing amount of waste going to the dumping grounds every day. It's also planning to set up mini… read more →

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