Alternative energy: More biogas plants installed in rural areas

Published: January 17, 2013
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Completion of the project will help protection of forests, environment and bio-diversity, says official.. CREATIVE COMMONS

Completion of the project will help protection of forests, environment and bio-diversity, says official.. CREATIVE COMMONS

ISLAMABAD: 

The Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) has installed more biogas plants in rural areas, under a project of development and promotion of biogas technology for meeting domestic fuel needs of rural areas and production of bio-fertiliser.

“We can meet about 30% of the cooking requirements of rural masses from this source of energy [biogas] alone,” said an official privy to the matter.

He said the completion of the project will help protection of forests, environment and bio-diversity, and will provide soot-free fuel to meet domestic energy needs, a cleaner atmosphere, protection from eye-cataracts and respiratory diseases and bio-fertiliser.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 17th, 2013.

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  • HUmayun
    Jan 18, 2013 - 5:55AM

    Rural areas in which part of Pakistan ? Does it include Balochistan ?

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