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Commissioning of NFR bio-methane plant soon

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 9 - Work is going on for setting up a bio-methane plant at the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Central Hospital, Maligaon here, and it is expected to be commissioned shortly.

�The plant is being installed with an aim to contribute towards the Swachh Bharat Mission. It is designed and fabricated based on the technology from the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST).

The process of dry digestion will be used in the plant. Highly active thick microbial culture or sludge in the reactor tank will be mixed with mechanically ground waste and sufficient retention time will be provided for an efficient bio-methanation process,� Subhanan Chanda, NFR�s Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), said.

�The plant will be able to treat all kinds of food waste, including oil and fat, lemon, onion peel and bones. This eliminates the practical difficulty of sorting certain food fractions from bulk waste,� he said.

The average biogas generation per day will be 9 cubic metres for 50-kg capacity.

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