According to reports, Rotary Club of Mangalore, in association with Fr Muller Hospital here, has set up biogas plant in its premises.
Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of this pilot project, Mr Prakash Kalbavi from Rotary Club, who coordinated the implementation of this project in Fr Muller Hospital premises, said the plant has been established at a cost of Rs 5 lakh.
It has a capacity to convert 300 kg of kitchen waste into 14 kg of biogas. This is used by the institute as an alternative source of energy for cooking in its canteen.
Fr Richard Coelho, Administrator of Fr Muller Charitable Institutions, said that hotels, hostels and hospitals, which generate good number of bio-degradable solid waste, can implement such bio-gas plants to meet their requirements.