A gift from nature - Grass

We could now convert grass to our energy needs and a lot more ...

What is the Grass Factory, and it's Aims?

ShivOm Dayal Energy proposes to provide circular green economy to farmers. The process of circular green economy is that the farmer would provide grass to the grass factory. In return The farmer gets additional income from waste crop produced on waste land.

 

Grass is seeded once in 6 years and can be harvested 5 times a year with total yield of approximately 240 tons per hector per year, Further the grass factory generates power by using grass as raw material for power generation.

This renewable electricity is provided round the clock to the farmer on subsidised rates, and this biomass electricity is the most suitable renewable energy as it doesn’t have the drawback of the renewable energies such as solar power which can only be provided when there is sun light. Also this electricity contributes to our honourable prime minister Shri Narendra Modi’s target to generate175 Gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022 and 12 GW of energy by the end of 2016.

 

Bio CNG is also produced by fermentation of grass and used as a substitute of LPG and supplied to farmers at subsidised rates for cooking and vehicle fuel. And it also contributes to our honourable prime minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision to replace fire wood cooking with CNG cylinders.

 

 

The leftover residue of grass is converted into Urea bio-organic fertiliser at subsidised rates which is better than the chemically produced fertiliser and helps the farmers land to be more fertile. And this contributes to our honourable prime minister Shri Narendra Modi’s policy to provide fertiliser at low cost to farmers.

 

The society and the farmer is further benefited by production of grass fibre board made from the fibres extracted from grass. These boards are used for building houses in villages. These boards will keep the houses cool in summers and warm in winters additionally these boards are very light in weight and in case of an earthquake they will not cause any damage also these boards are fire resistant and fungal resistant and are most suitable solution for low cost housing in remote areas and hilly regions and they are a substitute for mud houses in rural India. And this contributes to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Awas Yojana.

 

Additional value addition from the leftover residue grass fibres can be used for blending with thermo-plast resins for making bio degradable plastic which is compostable and a environmentally friendly substitute of fossil fuel based plastic.

 

The water used in the complete process is circulated hence very less water is used in the process.

 

The grass factory provides employment for local workers. The grass factory is a complete value addition to the economy. And the entire process will contribute to the our honourable prime minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Make in India scheme, upliftment of farmers and the poor in rural India, Skill India and will provide a lot of employment.

Video: The Grass Explained

Video: Circular Green Economy Explained

Conventional Plant

ShivOm Dayal Energy Plant

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Advantages of using manure and waste as substrates for biogas

  • Reduction of waste volume by 50-80% (depending on share of biowaste)

  • Production of organic fertilisers and reduction of mineral fertilisers by closed nutrient cycles (e.g. phosphorus)

  • Sustainable energy production and substitution of fossil energy carriers

  • Increasing independence and security of energy supply

  • Reduction of greenhouse-gas-emissions (by substitution of fossil energy carriers and mineral fertilisers, avoidance of methane emissions digesting manure and biowaste)

  • Creating jobs

Advantages of Insulation Sheets

  • Building class B2, 4.3

  • Thermal conductivity: 0.042

  • Heat Insulation 

  • Indoor Application- wall, floor, roof 

  • Blow-moulded and injection-moulded goods 

  • Promotes natural room environment particularly summer grade insulation 

  • No CFC, No volatile organic compounds (VOC)

  • Ecologically proper and natural disposal, 100% sustainable  

Advantages of Bio Composite

  • Easily assessable cellulose from Nawero grass.

  • Friendly production of granules in pellet mill

  • High fibre content (50 -75%)

  • Medium mechanical properties for injection moulded   applications and extrusion

  • Good flow properties, normal cycle times

  • Odour low because of purification of the fibres 

  • Low price

  • Sustainable manufacturing

  • Appealing semi-natural design, good colour

  • Residue-free disposal during combustion, recyclable

  • Improves the shape stability, the rigidity and the abrasion resistance of the mouldings

  • Reduces the weight of mouldings  

Energy products

  • Electricity from CHP for power

  • CNG

  • Heat from CHP for grass refinery

  • Process water for grass refinery

  • NPK fertiliser for agriculture

Why Bio-Gas?

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Summary:

Circular Economy + Optimal interfaces = Sustainability: The product and The process