Biogas plant project at ewm children’s homes

Biogas is a clean energy source that can be used for heating application, electricity, or as a fuel. It consists of converting food scraps, cow manure and faeces into methane gas for cooking, heating and electricity.

At present in our children’s homes we buy wood for cooking purposes, and septic tanks are built for toilet waste (sewage). We spend a large amount of money every month for emptying the septic tanks and buying the wood. Installing a biogas plant is an alternative source of energy which will bring environmental benefits as well as health benefits. This project transforms the unused children’s homes’ waste into valuable renewable thermal energy. It will help to manage kitchen and toilet waste as a resource.

With a biogas plant, we can cut the cost of purchasing the wood for the kitchen cooking and reduce the monthly cost of emptying the septic tanks in the long term. Besides, Biogas plants considerably reduce the greenhouse effects on the earth’s atmosphere by recycling waste.

Our project to install a biogas plant in the children’s home of Thyagadurugam has been a success, and it is currently working well. This biogas plant of 20 cubic metres is linked to the kitchen, and supplies 3-4 hours of gas daily. We bought new coking stove, and the kitchen staff received training in how to manage the gas.

We would like to introduce it into our other children’s homes in the future. With £2,200/$3,300, your gift will make a significant difference. If you wish to help us to fund this project, please donate.


Biogas is a combustible gas produced by anaerobic fermentation of organic materials by the action of methanogenic bacteria. This gas is principally composed of methane and carbon dioxide. Methane is odourless and invisible in bright daylight. It burns with a clear blue flame without smoke and is non-toxic. It produces more heat than kerosene, wood, charcoal, and cow-dung chips.


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