Haryana’s First Grid-Connected 1.2 MW Biogas-based Power Plant Commissioned Worth Rs 14 crore

Chandigarh, May 21- Haryana’s first grid-connected 1.2 MW biogas-based power plant has been commissioned at a cost of about Rs 14 crore in village Morkhi of District Jind in Haryana. The plant will have an annual power generation of 85 Lakh Units.

          While giving this information today, the Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, Mr. Ranjit Singh said that the plant has been set up by M/s Mor Bio Energy Private Limited and entire power shall be purchased by the Haryana Power Purchase Centre at the tariff to be decided by Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission.

          The Minister said that that three day trial run from March 11 to 15, 2020was done at 80 percent capacity by the joint team of Power and New and Renewable Energy Department. The main feed material of this plant is Poultry litter and Cow dung. It consumes nearly 180 tonnes per day of bio-degradable waste and apart from electricity it produces nearly 15 tonnes per day of organic fertilizer, he added.

          He said that that the waste slurry of this plant contains significant amount of Nitrogen and other nutrients and can be used as organic fertilizer for crop. Additionally, these projects will avoid release of methane gas in environment and mitigate the problem of pollution created by the poultry farms in the state.

          Mr. Rajkumar of M/s Mor Bio Energy Pvt. Ltd. informed that the plant has been set up to reduce pollution and health hazards arising from the waste of his poultry farms established in the area and to make good use of the poultry waste. To mitigate this menace he approached New and Renewable Energy Department for setting up of this project. He said that he has adopted CSTR technology for this plant and 14500 cubic capacity digesters have been built to produce biogas. He said that they have spent about 14 crores on these projects. Nearly 50 percent of feed material is produced in house and rest they purchase from nearby poultry farms and dairy farms, he added. He further said that the sale of bio fertilizer is still a challenge. However, they are supplying the organic fertilizer to nearby farmers and mushroom growers. This project has mitigated the problem of pollution created by poultry farms in the vicinity to a great extent, he added.

          Mr. Ranjit Singh said that this is the best scientific method of disposal of poultry litter. He said that the state government is also promoting the establishment of biogas based projects in the state. He hoped that other poultry industries in the region would also be inspired by this project to come forward to set up compressed biogas or biogas based power projects and increase their profitability. He said that the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is also providing financial assistance for such projects. He said that by purchasing power from this power project, the distribution companies (DISCOMS) will fulfill their renewable purchase obligation (RPO).