Sri Lanka sets up biogas project

A pilot biogas project in Narahenpita, Sri Lanka, has begun.

Due to the high number of complaints about garbage collection received by CMC, the mediation of Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority aims to reduce this problem by instigating a biogas production project at the place where biomass is plentiful.

The recyclable waste can be separated on the site itself and has therefore been chosen as the location of the project. From the approximate one tonne of waste accumulated in Jathikapola daily, 72KWh of electricity will be generated every day.

CMC commissioner Badrani Jayawardane explained that this project should be used as an example by other cities and urged businesses to show their support for the SSEA.

The project is a step in the right direction to make the city of Narahenpita garbage free by the year 2012 – an aim set by president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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