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Blog posts tagged with 'biogas'

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Didcot pilots an energy source closer to home

The Oxfordshire town of Didcot is well-known for its collection of steam engines and its power stations. Its cooling towers (left) can be seen for many miles. Now Didcot is in the news as the location for a new energy project that couldn't be closer to home: it's a biogas project. The Guardian reports: human waste turned into renewable gas to power homes

Centrica is opening a plant at Didcot sewage works which will be the first in the UK to produce renewable gas for households to use.

National Grid believes that at least 15% of all gas consumed could be made from sewage slurry, old sandwiches and other food thrown away by supermarkets, as well as organic waste created by businesses such as breweries.

Telegraph reports 'human waste is being turned into renewable gas and used to power homes for the first time'.
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Monday, 13 July 2009

New website for BIOTECH India

BIOTECH India won an Ashden Award in 2007 for their work with biogas plants. they have now launched a new website packed with information about their work. Check it out here:

Friday, 16 January 2009

Financing domestic biogas plants

In October 2008 there was an international workshop on this topic, held in Bangkok and sponsored by the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV).

Several past Ashden Award winners were at the workshop, including:
The proceedings, hosted by the HEDON website, are now available, click here to download them.

The conclusion notes that the provision of transparent and direct financial incentives to rural farmers is a key factor in the uptake of biogas plants in SNV projects, where the finance is only available for plants that meet the required quality standards. The provision of subsidies and/or credit specifically for biogas plants is needed because they don't offer a way of earning income, but instead offer the user a chance to reduce costs, so allowing them to afford to repay the money loaned.
Friday, 1 August 2008

SKG Sangha wins competition

SKG Sangha, who won an Ashden Award in 2007 for their work with biogas plants that also produced good quality compost, recently won $5000 in a Case Study Competition, run by the Bordeaux Energy Colloquium - see their page on Facebook for details.

Mr Sagar, of SKG Sangha, said:
If we use this money for our projects, your contribution will not be reflected anywhere. Whereas, you are giving us this money as a token of appreciation which we want to be in a memorable shape. Hence, we shall use the money as part finance for our proposed training centre planned to train our beneficiaries, staff, students etc. We shall write your name as part funders for this training centre by that the contribution given by you will be visible for the years to come.

As part of our work we have to train each and every beneficiary on the running, maintenance of our units provided to the beneficiaries. We also can use the same facility to train the students who are coming to us for training from various Indian and foreign Universities as part of their Engineering/agricultural/s
ocial work. We also can use this facility for training our staff as well as staff from Government or other Institutions. The estimation for the training centre is about $40000. Last year we received £10,000 as prize money from Ashden Awards, London.

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Friday, 4 April 2008

BIOTECH roadshow

News and photo from BIOTECH, India, 2007 winner
Dear Sir,
I am happy to inform you that , BIOTECH started our Road Show Today
In the presence of invited guests and media peoples
The road show was flagged off by Dr, David J Fullford in the presence of
Mr. Ben Dixon

Details send to you separately
Best Regards

More information on BIOTECH can be found on the Ashden Awards website
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