Lighting up Lives - Biogas from Poultry Litter as a Sustainable Energy Resource
BDGP04 - Potential Good Practice Note
With the objective of facilitating the proper management and safe disposal of poultry litter, the Bangladesh Association for Social Advancement (BASA), an NGO, promoted the setting up of poultry litter based biogas plants, in the districts of Gazipur and Tangail. These initiatives contributed to the sustainable management of poultry litter, and an odour free environment and also generated biogas, a green fuel for household consumption, and slurry to be sold as manure.
This Potential Good Practice showcases the joint effort of communities, NGOs and government agencies in setting up eco-friendly biogas plants that, by making use of available poultry litter, provide a cheap source of energy to rural households with positive economic, environmental and health returns.
Authors: A.K.M. Shirajul Islam, A.K.M Saiful Islam, Mamta Dhawan
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