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KMC plans to restore biogas plant

The Nepal Weekly
February 28, 2023

The Kathmandu metropolis is considering 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 cost Rs. 46 million from the EU and Rs18.02 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 to produce 3,000 kilos of organic fertliser, 14 kilowatt of electricity and 13,500 liters of processed water.

It was launched in 2070 BS and was officially closed five years back due to lack of skilled manpower to operate the plant.