Biogas is generated as a result of anaerobic digestion when bacteria degrade biological material in the absence of oxygen. Biogas is a mixture of methane (also known as marsh gas or natural gas, CH4) and carbon dioxide. SmartUrja, aims to utilize not only agricultural and livestock waste but also poultry litter for the generation of biogas and then into electricity which otherwise would not be used. The slurry which remains after extraction of the biogas acts very well as a soil conditioner (BIO-FERTILIZER) which helps in minimizing the use of the chemical fertilizers which in turn helps in the protection of the environment. There are many challenges in the process but SmartUrja along with Seed Bangla, a Bangladeshi company which is working in the field of alternative energy and fuel system is providing with the expertise to overcome those challenges and move forward in the generation of energy from waste.
SmartUrja (One Planet Solution) just was part of a team that received 1st prize in the business plan competition during the Waste2Energy Bazaar conducted by the Alternative Energy Promotion Programme (AEPC).