The traditional biogas technology, based on cattle dung, is useful only to households having at least 6 to 8 heads of cattle. Because of the low rate of gas generation per unit mass of dung, and long reaction time of about 40 days, the smallest domestic digester has a volume of about 2000 litres. Feeding daily about 40 kg cattle dung into the digester and disposing of daily about 80 kg of effluent slurry is a great bother. The new biogas plant developed by ARTI is much more user friendly. Having a capacity of 1000 litres, it uses daily just 2 kg of starchy agrowaste (e.g. rhizomes of banana, canna, nutgrass), non-edible seeds (e.g. Leucaena, Sesbania, tamarind, mango kernels, spoilt grain), oilcake of nonedible oilseeds (Pongamia, Madhuka, castor) or leftover food. Its reaction time is fast, just a couple of days. It produces just a couple of litres of watery effluent that is easy to dispose of. Objectives : Introduce improved Biogas for 1) Reducing fuel cost 2) Reducing labour overheads. 3) Replacing fossil fuels in cooking. 4) To dispose of organic solid waste at the point of generation. 5) Production of clean fuel in form of methane from organic waste. 6) To reduce BOD and COD values of the waste. 7) To reduce the cost of the organic solid waste + disposal. Our Successful installation : 1) Kirloskar Oil Engine Ltd., Hatkanagale, Dist.Kolhapurm, Maharashtra 2) Lawkim Motors Group Shindewadi, Dist.Satara, Maharashtra 3) Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur, Tal.Tuljapur, Dist.Osmanabad, Maharashtra 4) DRDO, GoI, Dist.Nashik, Maharashtra 5) ERCON, Raibareli, Zarkhand 6) C.V.Raman College of Engineering, Bubaneshwar, Orissa 7) Chasis Brake, Dist. Jalgaon, Maharashtra 8) Kribco, Noida, New Delhi. 9) HLL, Nipani, Karnataka 10) Nandalal Dairy Farm, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 11) Sampark, Meghanagar, M.P.


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