40 out of 50 gobar gas
tube wells put up in last six months are still running as their warranty is alive and the contractor keeps them running.
One blessing, which is unfortunately largely ignored by public and engineers, is biomass and gobar gas
produced in lakhs of tons daily.
He said vast opportunities of generating energy from bio-mass and gobar gas
exist in Punjab and we will fully benefit from these to minimis energy crisis.
Pakistan has nearly 2,500 gobar gas plants in 13 districts of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber.
Most of these gobar gas plants were developed and delivered by NGOs in areas hit by floods in 2010 and 2011.
Gobar gas run kitchens have surprised many a villagers all over the country as they have relieved them of many difficulties.
When asked to describe their feelings about gobar gas, many said 'buffalo dung producing clean fuel for domestic stoves was a miracle they had not even heard of before.
Here they also stressed on the huge potential of AE sources including gobar gas
plants which can easily meet industry's needs, they added.
He was sorry to note that we have not let the 25 MW gobar gas
plant in Bhains Colony, Landhi become a reality.
Badaruddin, Regional head of PCRET (Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies), speaking to Engineering Review after chairing the first session, said his organisation had launched several gobar gas
plants in the country.