Jhajjar: Former Army man Rammehar Singh has been generating electricity from chicken waste to power his farmhouse. His household wasn't affected by the recent grid failure across North India.
With the installation of a 50 kilowatt capacity poultry waste based biogas power plant at his poultry farm, Rammehar Singh has figured out a way to live up to the Gandhian ideal of being self sufficient. His biogas reactors produce gas to run powerful generators that Singh claims to have saved him lakhs of rupees.
Disappointed with the frequent power cuts and the lackadaisical attitude of the government electricity department, Singh has now disconnected himself from the electricity grid and produces his own electricity, food and pumps water. "I was a little fed up with the power department and decided that this is the way to go and decided to go for it," he said.
The waste from 10,000 birds goes into the big self designed biogas reactor plants. As the waste decomposes, it produces gas that is piped to the special gas generator to produce electricity for most of the day and night. Surplus gas is also used to light up stoves to cook food. The state Department of Renewable Energy said there were about 30 million poultry heads in the state. ...more
09:07 AM, Nov 06, 2012