Two Indian projects short-listed for Ashden Awards

A Kerala company involved in tackling the problem of dumped food waste and a Karnataka firm that has provided thousands of rural families dung-based biogas plants are among 10 global projects short-listed for the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, popularly known as the 'Green Oscars'.

To date BIOTECH, the Kerala company has built and installed an impressive 12,000 domestic plants, 160 of which also use human waste from latrines to avoid contamination of ground water, 220 institutional plants and 17 municipal plants that use waste from markets to power generations.

SKG Sangha from Karnataka has been selected for radically improving the lives of thousands of rural families in Karnataka by supplying them with both dung based biogas plants for cooking and a specially designed unit that turns the slurry from the biogas plant into high quality fertilizer.

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