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Indian biogas plant to install zero-carbon solution

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Indian firm Energy Power has partnered with US-based Bloom Energy to install a zero-carbon solution at its biogas plant in Maharashtra, west-central India. Energy Power will deploy an integrated zero-carbon solution to combine its new agricultural and municipal waste digester with solid oxide fuel cells to produce renewable power for its customers.

The project is expected to supply clean, reliable power to local businesses in Shirala district, according to a report by Power Technology. By the first half of 2020, Bloom Energy plans to install and operate its 4MW energy servers at the plant. The digesters have been designed to break down and clean biowaste to produce biomethane and will fuel the company servers. The servers have been developed to make use of natural gas, biogas or hydrogen as fuel, and produce power without combustion through an electrochemical process.

Energy Power’s chairman and managing director Shyam Vasantrao Raut said: “We are happy to bring Bloom Energy’s technology into our clean energy ecosystem at a time when India’s industrial sectors continue to grow. After demonstration, we plan to deploy the solution in the majority of the states in India.”

“India’s growing economy is in need of reliable renewable power now more than ever,” added Bloom Energy founder, chairman and CEO KR Sridhar. “This collaboration not only produces renewable energy form biowaste, but ensures it’s being used efficiently where needed.”