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RESERVES - Resource and energy reliability by co-digestion of veg-market and slaughterhouse waste

RESERVES - Resource and energy reliability by co-digestion of veg-market and slaughterhouse waste

Leaders:  PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Dirk Weichgrebe
Email:  weichgrebe@isah.uni-hannover.de
Team:  Moni Mondal, M.Sc.
Year:  2015
Sponsors:  BMBF, IGSTC Indo German Science & Technology Center
Lifespan:  11/2015 - 12/2019

 

The project objectives are to demonstrate the feasibility of sustainable resource and energy reliability by co-digestion of veg-market and slaughterhouse waste in India and its potential for global realization. In a pilot project conducted in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on the premises of an existing biogas plant currently operated by the project partner Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd. and in close vicinity to the Koyambedu Wholesale Market Complex, the German and Indian partners apply their common developed innovative approach with the following deliverables:

  • Demonstration of the feasibility of recovery of bioenergy from slaughterhouse waste, fruit- and vegetable market waste and other organic wastes in urban areas in a sustainable way
  • Integration of advanced anaerobic processes in the economic, social and natural environment in context to India
  • Establishment of a sustainable supply chain for the generation of energy through anaerobic treatment of slaughterhouse waste, fruit- and vegmarket waste and other organic wastes generated in Chennai City as substrates.
  • Avoiding emission of Methane into environment by reducing the disposal of organic wastes in open dumps and also reducing the odour nuisance and other land and water pollution.
  • Contribution to local energy supply through generation of bioenergy and also generation of bio-fertilisers/soil conditioner with rich nutrient contents (N, P, K) thus making this energy recovery as sustainable with generation of additional income.
  • Establishment of employment opportunities, both at the biogas plant as well as along the supply and product chain
  • Supporting German companies in accessing the Indian market
  • Economic assessment and construction of a prototype system
  • Training of qualified staffs for operation and concepts for vocational training

 

This project is a cooperation project of 2 German and 2 Indian partner from Research and Industry, comprising the following partners:

  • LEHMANN - UMT GmbH, Pöhl
  • ISAH, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai
  • Ramky Enviro Engineers Pvt Ltd., Chennai