Kitchen waste to meet energy needs of Kitchen

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Puducherry, Jun 2 (UNI) A resident of Thattanchavady here has designed a 'bio-gas stove' that operates on gas released from kitchen waste.

Talking to newspersons here today, Mr P S Raju said the idea for such a stove struck him when he attended a conference on alternate energy resources in Kanniyakumari recently.

He has designed the stove and a plant.

Detailing the functioning of the plant, Mr Raju said a mixture of five kg of kitchen waste and five litres of water, dumped into the plant, would release gas to the stove through a pipe connected to it. This could be used for cooking. This would be sufficient for a family of four in a day.

Oil cakes, starch materials and tapioca powder could also be used in the plant to generate bio-gas. The plant would cost Rs 16,000, he added.

The kitchen-waste plant would reduce the use of fire wood and avoid pollution.

Alternate Energy Agency project officer Selvi, who was also present on the occasion, said Mr Raju would have to apply for getting an approval from the Ministry and only after its approval the agency could extend subsidy to develop the plant.

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