Kathmandu, December 21 Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, Thapathali is preparing to generate energy from organic waste produced by the hospital within the next two months. The energy so produced will be used to cook food for the hospital staff. The hospital is the first in the country with the plan to use a biodigester to break down human anatomical waste such as placentas and other organic waste to generate clean energy. A biodigester has been constructed in the hospital, which has so far been used to generate energy from cow dung. “We have been generating energy from cow dung for preliminary test, and it has been successful. We have decided to now use human anatomical waste and other organic waste to generate energy,” said Dr Jageshwor Gautam, director at the hospital. The hospital plans to measure, collect, and use the methane produced to power the hospital.
Hospital to generate energy from waste
Published: 05:13 am Dec 22, 2016