Sistema.bio's flexi biogas technology, ranging from 1 to 25 cubic meter per day, is certified under the National Biogas Programme. The MNRE approval for Sistema.bio biogas plants will contribute to impact millions of dairy farmers with access to modern, cost-effective, and flexi biogas technology. In India, Sistema.bio has already installed 30,000 biogas plants, and is planning to install additional 40,000 units by the end of 2023.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, grants approval to Sistema.bio, India’s leading biogas firm for farmers, for its innovative biogas technology. Sistema.bio biodigesters are now accredited under the National Biogas Programme, which was recently launched in Delhi to encourage the use of biogas as a clean cooking fuel that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and provides organic fertiliser for agriculture. In addition to the major impacts of biogas plants, with this move, millions of dairy farmers in India will benefit from flexi biogas technology by getting access to sanitation, women empowerment, and the creation of rural employment.
The certification was awarded to Sistema.bio following a rigorous field performance evaluation of the biogas plants conducted by Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bioenergy (SSS-NIBE), Kapurthala as per the parameters recommended by the New Biogas Projects Experts Appraisal Committee (NBPEAC) constituted by the MNRE, Govt of India.
Sistema.bio provides a prefabricated-modular biogas plant with a full suite of appliances. In the coming decades, its modern biogas plant design will provide a wide range of benefits for rural livelihood and agricultural development. Sistema.bio’s biogas plants are also user-friendly and require low maintenance. Farmers can use biogas to not only meet their cooking and heating needs but also to generate electricity. One distinguishing feature of this biogas technology is that reactors can be transported and installed quickly, without the need for foundations or civil engineering work.
Piyush Sohani, Managing Director of Sistema.bio India, said, “We are delighted to receive this accreditation from the government. It’s a significant step forward not only for Sistema.bio, but also for the Indian biogas industry as it will open the door for the adoption and use of modern biogas technologies in the country. In addition to providing clean cooking, biogas technology plays a pivotal role in reducing fossil fuel consumption and improving the quality of life of users. We at Sistema.bio look forward to helping more farmers benefit from our technology which can in turn make a positive contribution to the climate.”
The approved biogas technology comes in a variety of sizes including small, medium, and large flexi biogas plants, with a daily biogas output ranging from 1 to 25 cubic meters. The biodigesters are made from industrial-grade LLDPE geomembrane with a lifespan of more than ten years. These biogas plants are manufactured in the company’s state-of-the-art Pune factory and meet MNRE, Govt of India standards.
Sistema.bio’s biodigesters allow smallholder farmers to increase their agricultural productivity and net income, along with enhancing the sustainability of their farms. Currently, there are over 40,000 families in India, spread across 17 states, who are producing clean and renewable energy with the biodigesters.
Sistema.bio India is a social enterprise that works through three axes: technology, capacity building and financing to address poverty, food security, and climate change. It manufactures and distributes very high-quality, affordable and modular hybrid reactor biodigesters that enable farmers around the world to be energy-efficient and fertilizer independent. By providing flexible repayment plans and comprehensive monitoring services, farmers can acquire and operate the biodigesters to collect and treat farm waste, resulting in clean biogas and rich biofertilizer.
With national headquarters in Pune, the firm has a team of over 150 people who work with 12,000+ smallholder farmers across 14 states including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Assam and Chhattisgarh.