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.
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.