PAU signs MoA with Delhi based firm
PAU has signed a total of 259 MoAs and commercialized 64 technologies
Ludhiana: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has inked a pact with Perfect Bio-waste and Power Management Private Limited, New Delhi for commercialization of Modified PAU Fixed Dome Type Janta Model Biogas Plant having capacity from 25 m3/day to 500 m3/day technology. Dr NS Bains, Director of Research, PAU and a representative from Perfect Bio-waste and Power Management Private Limited signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on behalf of their respective organizations.
As per the agreement, the University has offered non-exclusive rights to the firm for making Modified PAU Fixed Dome Type Janta Model Biogas Plant within India.
Dr Bains; Dr JS Mahal, Director of Extension Education and Dr Ashok Kumar, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, PAU, congratulated Dr Rajan Aggarwal, Head, Department of Renewable Energy Engineering for commercialization of this technology developed by Dr Sarbjit Singh Sooch, Principal Scientist, Department of Renewable Energy Engineering.
Dr Amarjit Kaur, Associate Director, Technology Marketing and IPR Cell (TMIPR) and Dr Gursahib Singh Manes, Additional Director of Research (Farm Mechanization and Bioenergy), lauded Dr Aggarwal and his team as well as the proprietor for sharing the responsibility of disseminating this technology developed by PAU.
Dr Aggarwal said that animal waste (cattle dung, poultry droppings etc.) can be digested anaerobically for the production of biogas as a fuel for thermal applications as well as power generation.
Giving details, Dr Sooch explained that the construction of this type of plant is easy and it is an all brick masonry structure. This design is suitable for all regions of the country. The cost of this plant is 60 - 70 per cent as compared to the cost of other conventional model biogas plant (floating drum biogas plants), he informed. Maintenance requirements of this plant are far lesser than the floating drum biogas plants, he said. The digested material so produced from such anaerobic digestion is good quality manure ready for use in fields. The life of this plant is around 25 years, he told.
Dr Usha Nara, Plant Breeder, TMIPRC, informed that PAU has signed a total of 259 MoAs and commercialized 64 technologies.