Alternative Bio Energy from Cow Dung!


Gau Mata can provide enough energy to fuel the world, from her cow dung! This is the best alternative to using our rapidly depleting fossil fuels, and is far less harmful to the environment and health.

Gotirthashram in Koteshwar is currently operating on energy produced from the sun and gobar of Gau Mata! We produce all medicines there using completely clean, renewable energy in an eco-friendly manner. The waste material from biogas production is then used on our organic, panchgavya based  farm as natural, non-toxic compost, fertilizer and pest repellant.  Below are some logistics and additional research on how it all happens…

If every village in India has 50 farmer families who maintain just two bullocks and four cows each, the gobar of these animals can produce enough methane gas to take care of country’s entire energy needs! Currently LPG, kerosene, petrol and I.NG are the main sources of energy, which are very harmful to the environment. However, the methane gas produced from cow dung is safe, odorless and can be utilized for the same purposes as conventional energy such as cooking, heating and engine fuel.

‘Methane farming’ is simply generation of biogas from starch or organic waste (such as cow dung). To obtain the methane gas is very simple. It consists of collecting cow dung, mixing it with water, and letting it ferment in an airtight tank. The anaerobic decay of this matter generates gobar gas (an agitator quickens the process). The gas is collected in an inverted drum or storage tank. This gas has 68% methane and 31% carbon dioxide. It is passed through lime water to remove the carbon dioxide and over iron fillings to remove HoS. It then becomes enriched with methane.”

Biogas is the cheapest way to convert waste into energy. The material (gobar) is free and initial cost for constructing a bio-digester is of about $100-$300,  (grants for which are available in most of the countries).

About 50% of the cow dung slurry is available as leftover in the gobar gas plant, which then can be used to produce organic manure rich in nitrogen, phosphorus and microorganisms which are necessary to replenish the earth. The cow dung of 200 million cows can produce 50 million tons of manure, which can be used for two rotations in a year to take care of the fertilizer needs of the entire 143 million hectares in the country. This will completely offset the need to import LNG, used as feedstock in fertilizer plants.

Biogas production provides an alternative disposal of dung, liquid manure and bio waste, while simultaneously harnessing them as an energy source, a substitute for conventional fuels. It also has the high potential for reduction in greenhouse gases and is highly efficient for combined on-site power and heat generation. In addition, the remaining substrate from the digester can be used as high-quality, agricultural fertilizer, characterized by neutralizing the acid effect with a higher ph-value, keeping nutrients retained and nearly odorless.

Cow Dung Based Fuel

Another form of renewable energy are cow dung based pellets and briquettes used for burning. We produce these from gobar and bio mass using a state of the art machine, which uniquely shapes the gobar and dries it. These briquettes and pellets are a great alternative to wood as it conserves our forests and are much easier to obtain. They are available for personal home use or large industrial use. Smokeless chulas are available in three different sizes for home use costing about half the price as LPG gas! They are also safer producing no toxic fumes and can be use for both heating and cooking.

Gau Mata can easily deliver low cost, energy efficient, eco-friendly energy to the world!