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December , 2014
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BMC biogas plant proposal too small to take on city’s 10,000 tons trash a day

Source: Bombayinformer.com, Date: December , 2014

Experts have slammed the BMC’s proposal to set up small-capacity biogas plants in 93 municipal markets across the city, each of which can treat just four tonnes of garbage a day while the city generates around 10,000 tonnes daily. So, even if 93 biogas plants are set up, they will cumulatively be able to treat around 372 tonnes of garbage daily. aims to convert garbage into power and manure, reducing the waste going to dumping grounds. This will curb burning of waste and hence reduce carbon dioxide emission. Bio-methanation is a process by which organic material is microbiologically converted into biogas under anaerobic conditions.

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