KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu metropolis has decided to restore the operation of its biogas plant that has remained dormant for the past five years.
According to Rabin Man Shrestha, Chief of Environment Department, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office, the plant was set up on the Department premises at Teku with the financial contributions of the European Union and the KMC Office.
The project aims to generate energy from household garbage and seek a durable way for the management of non- biodegradable waste. The local government is in touch with the National Invention Centre to restore the project that had cost Rs 46 million from the EU and Rs 18.02 million of the KMC Office.
Three metric tons of biodegradable waste is required on a daily basis to implement the project which has the capacity of producing 3,000 kilos of organic fertliser, 14 kilowatt of electricity and 13,500 liters of processed water.
It was launched in 2070 BS as a trial and was officially closed five years back due to lack of skilled human resources to handle the plant.