Ranjit Singh, minister of power and new and renewable energy, said a three-day trial run from March 11to 15 was done at 80% capacity by the joint team of power and new and renewable energy department. The main feed material of this plant is poultry litter and cow dung. It consumes nearly 180 tonne biodegradable waste per day and apart from electricity it produces nearly 15 tonne organic fertilizer per day, he added.
He said the waste slurry of this plant contains f nitrogen and other nutrients and can be used as organic fertilizer for crop. Additionally, these projects will avoid release of methane gas in environment and mitigate the problem of pollution created by the poultry farms in the state.