Project effects on companies: The project provides a new mechanism by which companies can commercialize domestic biogas through the revenue stream provided by CERs (certified emission reductions) without depending on subsidies. Project effects on governments: The Government of India is keenly interested in promoting such projects. Project effect on international organizations: Hedon newsletter, various cooking stove projects, Berkley Lab stove project, and others are keen to get the new methodology approved. Project effect on NGOs: Many NGOs have approached the project promoters to join in the new financing opportunities to bring the benefits to the people.
Impact on ?
Individuals - around 300 masons and 90 NGO staff members got employment out of the project, and 5500 users were paid as much as Rs 1100 for contributing their labor to their project, with which they were able to buy pressure cookers and other useful goods.
Society: Other households ? both rural and urban households are now encouraged to build biogas plants; A veritable biogas movement is spreading in Bangalore independently. The nominee is supporting urban households to build biogas plants.
Economy: Biogas can reduce these fossil fuel energy requirements and make a large difference to the requirement for fossil fuel imports. The nominee is trying to persuade the Government of India to accept the need for emission reductions in India too, in order to create a greater momentum for biogas. A total of 1.1 million Euros was injected into the local economy.
Environment: In addition to reducing greenhouse gases, biogas relieves the stress on trees in drought prone areas.
Other corporate organizations - In future, the nominee expects to be able to show many new companies the way forward in the renewable energy field, by helping them understand how clean energy can generate Certified Emission Reductions or other new types of environmental market revenue streams.
The project will save trees from being cut for to meet the cooking fuel needs of households; Biogas manure is excellent fertilizer for depleted soils; economically, a biogas plant is part of an integrated holistic local economy where dung from cows is an extremely useful by-product.