Garbage to Garden

A presentation on the techniques of biogas production using food waste took place at the Bee museum on the 15th of May. The session was conducted by Ms Archana Jayaraman, a representative of the South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN), which focused on the different options and commercial models available today to produce biogas out of food waste and how that can be used for domestic as well as power generation purposes. Ms Jayaraman showed her compilation of case studies from around Tamil Nadu where such plants are operational. She also shared her insights into setting up of community scale projects vis a vis small scale plants. Also, composting using terracotta pots was an interesting aspect, which was covered, making management of food waste a simple, easy and maintenance free process. The session covered the economics of putting up such plants and concluded with a Q and A session.

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