Rural women are often compelled to use firewood and agri-residue as their major cooking fuel.
Lack of infrastructure and limited decision making power prevent utilization of modern and clean energy sources.
Volatile rates and in some cases lack of access have slowed down widespread adoption of LPG.
Biogas cooking grids using locally available resources can provide a clean and sustainable source of cooking fuel across diverse regions.
Biogas Cooking Grids
Biogas for Institutions
- Community biogas plant based on locally available resources like cattle manure and agro- waste
- Piped gas is provided to each household.
- Cooking experience is similar to LPG.
- Slurry, a bi-product of the biogas cooking grid procedure, can be used as a rich source of fertilizer
- Reduces recurrent expenditure on firewood and LPG.
- Community engagement creates a vested interest amidst the beneficiaries to maintain the system.
- Improves indoor air quality resulting in improved health indicators like easier breathing and reduction in eye irritation ailments.
- Women have more time for household and productive activities as firewood collection can be avoided and cooking takes less time.
- Reduced burden on forests due to less dependency on firewood.
- Nominal harmful greenhouse gas emissions due to the use of clean energy.