27 Dec '11, 12pm

How Farm Waste Provides Clean #Energy for Homes in #Pakistan #biogas

How Farm Waste Provides Clean Energy for Homes in Pakistan Tue, Dec 27, 2011 A project backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is working to make clean energy a reality for households in a rural region of Pakistan. The project coverts agricultural waste such as wheat straw and cotton stalks into renewable energy. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein Nairobi, 27 December 2011 - Sanghar, a farming district in Sindh province in east-central Pakistan, is home to nearly two million people. Wheat, cotton, sugar cane, rice and maize are grown here, providing livelihoods and food for local communities.In the villages and towns of the district, access to reliable sources of energy is difficult. Indeed, in households all over Sanghar, women prepare meals and heat water by burning wood or biomass in rudimentary stoves that release choking, black smoke. Further Resources UNEP In...

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