Chipiya Biogas Plant Project, India

Chipiya, MP, India
  • My Goal:
  • $5,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $2,271
  • # of Donations:
  • 8
$2271 of $5000 goal
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Welcome to the Chipiya Biogas Plant Project fundraising page!

Chipiya is a small community in Madhya Pradesh, India with a population of approximately 1,500 people. Currently, the village uses fuel wood for heating and cooking purposes. However, over the past few years the community has experienced a higher demand for energy and the need to reduce the workload on its population in searching for fuel wood which is scarce due to deforestation.

The community has reached out to Central Houston Professional Chapter (Engineers without Borders), a non-profit group that provides engineering expertise to the world, for help in closing the gap between their needs and supply. The EWB Chipiya Project Team was able to propose a sustainable solution for the energy demand problem, a biogas reactor. This solution was derived by the fact that the community has about 700 cows, located approximately 2 km from the community, whose waste could be repurposed to serve the community’s energy needs.

The biogas plant and distribution center will be used to provide natural gas (methane) for household cooking use and slurry for agricultural use. There is sufficient cow manure feed and water available for a 100-200 cubic meter/day plant. The gas can be distributed via pipelines to the households or gas cylinders which can be hooked up to gas stoves. A safety review will need to be conducted to these gas distribution methods to decide which path to take.  

The beneficiaries of this project will span the entire community. By establishing a biomass reactor and distribution center, the community hopes to achieve the following objectives:

  • Fulfill the gap between the demand and the supply of fuel in the community
  • Provide biomass (sludge by product from reactor) as manure. Manure obtained from biomass reactors has a high nutritional value when compared to ordinary farmyard manure
  • Producing good quality organic manure that can be grown organically.
  • Providing a potential role model in renewable energy and sustainable growth of agriculture.
  • Save the degradation of natural resources and deforestation
  • Improve health and hygiene of community
  • Reduce burden on women and children to collect wood for fuel
  • Provide biogas, which is  a smoke less, high efficiency fuel for cooking
  • Control environmental pollution and promote public welfare
  • Provide apprenticeship to any villager who participate in the construction and operation of the digester units, giving the community members new skills that they can use towards the implementation of future projects

THE PROPOSED PROJECT includes a biogas plant and a distribution center.  Currently, we are in the process of completing the design of the biogas plant and gas distribution. 

Please Visit our EWB India Project Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/ewbchipiya 

Thank you in advance for your support!  Please feel free to contact Tami Tamilselvan at gtami09@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.  

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Tami Tamilselvan is fundraising for Central Houston Professional Chapter benefiting Engineers Without Borders USA.

Welcome to the Chipiya Biogas Plant Project fundraising page!

Chipiya is a small community in Madhya Pradesh, India with a population of approximately 1,500 people. Currently, the village uses fuel wood for heating and cooking purposes. However, over the past few years the community has experienced a higher demand for energy and the need to reduce the workload on its population in searching for fuel wood which is scarce due to deforestation.

The community has reached out to Central Houston Professional Chapter (Engineers without Borders), a non-profit group that provides engineering expertise to the world, for help in closing the gap between their needs and supply. The EWB Chipiya Project Team was able to propose a sustainable solution for the energy demand problem, a biogas reactor. This solution was derived by the fact that the community has about 700 cows, located approximately 2 km from the community, whose waste could be repurposed to serve the community’s energy needs.

The biogas plant and distribution center will be used to provide natural gas (methane) for household cooking use and slurry for agricultural use. There is sufficient cow manure feed and water available for a 100-200 cubic meter/day plant. The gas can be distributed via pipelines to the households or gas cylinders which can be hooked up to gas stoves. A safety review will need to be conducted to these gas distribution methods to decide which path to take.  

The beneficiaries of this project will span the entire community. By establishing a biomass reactor and distribution center, the community hopes to achieve the following objectives:

  • Fulfill the gap between the demand and the supply of fuel in the community
  • Provide biomass (sludge by product from reactor) as manure. Manure obtained from biomass reactors has a high nutritional value when compared to ordinary farmyard manure
  • Producing good quality organic manure that can be grown organically.
  • Providing a potential role model in renewable energy and sustainable growth of agriculture.
  • Save the degradation of natural resources and deforestation
  • Improve health and hygiene of community
  • Reduce burden on women and children to collect wood for fuel
  • Provide biogas, which is  a smoke less, high efficiency fuel for cooking
  • Control environmental pollution and promote public welfare
  • Provide apprenticeship to any villager who participate in the construction and operation of the digester units, giving the community members new skills that they can use towards the implementation of future projects

THE PROPOSED PROJECT includes a biogas plant and a distribution center.  Currently, we are in the process of completing the design of the biogas plant and gas distribution. 

Please Visit our EWB India Project Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/ewbchipiya 

Thank you in advance for your support!  Please feel free to contact Tami Tamilselvan at gtami09@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.  

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Chipiya Biogas Plant Project, India
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