STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) will install 368 biogas plants in different rural areas by coming June under the project “Development and Promotion of Biogas Technology in order to meet domestic fuel needs of rural areas and production of bio fertilizer”.
This project was launched in 2008 through which 2500 family size biogas plants to be installed in the country, out of these 2132 plants have already been installed and the remaining will be fixed by end of the current fiscal.
Biogas plant used for converting fermentable organic matter, particularly cattle dung, into a combustible gas (biogas) and fully matured and enriched organic fertilizer.
A typical biogas plant consists of a digester where the anaerobic fermentation takes place, a gasholder for collecting the biogas, the input-output units for feeding the influent and storing the effluent respectively, and a gas distribution system.
“As per livestock census 2000, there are 46.69 million of animals (buffaloes, cows, bullocks) in Pakistan and availability of fresh dung comes to be 233.45 million kg per day which can produce 11.67 million M3 biogas per day through biocmethanation,” Deputy Director PCRET, Sarfraz Khattak, said.

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