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Poultry droppings provide power

A 3.5 mega watt capacity power project, which uses poultry droppings as fuel, will begin operating tomorrow in India's Tiruchengodu taluk on August 26. Power is generated from a daily dose of 325 tonnes of poultry litter.

Developed as the demonstration category power project under the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES), the power project is being promoted by the Tiruchengodu-based Subhashri Bio Energies at a project cost of 400,000,000 rupees (around 6.7 million euros).

Originally planned as a 2 mega watt power project, the generation capacity was enhanced to 3.5 mega watts.

The project is also equipped to produce 150 tonnes of manure as a bi-product daily from the slurry generated out of the plants digestors after generating power.

According to Mr S Durai Raju, executive director of the company, the project has been granted 60,000,000 rupees from the MNES and a term loan of 140,000,000 rupees from the Indian Overseas Bank.

Editor WorldPoultry

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