Green Pammal’s Biogas Plant Inaugurated

On Sunday, 26 September 2010, Green Pammal inaugurated its quarter-ton biogas plant, manufactured and installed by BIOTECH, Kerala. The plant converts biodegradable domestic waste into gas, which fuels a generator that produces electricity. The electricity supplies 50 streetlights around the biogas plant.


Green Pammal's BIOTECH biogas plant


The plant was made possible by support from Husky Injection Molding Systems, the SAM Foundation, and a grant of land by Thiru S. Appaswamy, chairman of the Appaswamy Group of Companies

The inauguration was a very festive and memorable occasion, attended by residents of Sankara Nagar, as well as representatives from Green Pammal’s partners in the corporate sector and the local administration.

The chief guest, Thiru S. Appaswamy, cut the ribbon, inaugurating the plant.

The gathering was addressed by Mrs. Mangalam Balasubramanian, founder and managing trustee of Green Pammal; Thiru S. Appaswamy, chairman, Appaswamy companies; Mr. Abhiram Seth, director, AquAgri; Mr. Prabhat Kumar, director, Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), Mr. V. Karunanidhi, chairman, Pammal Municipality; Mr. Jai Allison, South Asia coordinator, Engineers Without Borders; Mr. George Trisic, Asia director, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.; Mr. Saji Das, director, BIOTECH; and Mr. Mahesh Merchant, managing director, MK Aromatics Ltd.


Thiru S. Appaswamy addressing the biogas plant inauguration

Thiru S. Appaswamy, chairman, Appaswamy Group of Companies



Abhiram Seth addresses the gathering

Shri Abhiram Seth, director, AquAgri



Mr. S. Balasubramanian lights the lamp

Mr. S. Balasubramanian, director, SAM Foundation



Chairman Karunanidhi lights the lamp

Thiru V. Karunanidhi, chairman, Pammal Municipality



Prabhat Kumar addresses the gathering

Shri Prabhat Kumar, director, BHAVINI



Shri Mahesh Merchant, director, MK Aromatics



Mr. Jai Allison, South Asia field officer, Engineers Without Borders Australia



Mr. George Trisic at the podium

Mr. George Trisic, Asia director, Husky Injection Molding Systems



Mr. S. Balasubramanian, SAM Foundation; Dr. Bhavani Shankar, Green Pammal; and Rosie Sanderson, Engineers Without Borders Australia



Rosie with Green Pammal staff

Rosie Sanderson with Green Pammal staff (from left): Jaikumar, Lathef, Jehovan, Suresh, Ravi, Raja, Vijayabaskar, Mohan


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2 Responses to Green Pammal’s Biogas Plant Inaugurated

  1. Steve Evans says:

    A highly visionary project, quite different from the usual use of the biogas for heating food. Injection moulded biogas reactors look good as well.

  2. AN.Kandasamy says:

    We salute Exnora Green,Pammal for the wonderful job they are doing in keeping the environment clean and for their efforts in converting the wastes into energy. We just wonder if Pammal municipality could do such fine works, why not othe other local adminstrations and the City corporations? More and more municipalities and corporations should emulate the example of Pammal municipality. If all the wastes we produce, ( basically ours is a waste manufacturing society) can be converted to power, we will never have power shortage. State Government in association with Exnora should involve itself in these endeavours.

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