Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Muhammad AbdullahCEMEUndergraduateFourthabdullahpragma@gmail.com
1Taimoor AliCEMEUndergraduateFourthtaimoorali45@gmail.com
1Faisal IrfanCEMEUndergraduateFourthfaisalirfan1@hotmail.com
1Hasan MaqboolCEMEUndergraduateFourthHasanmac96@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Prometheus
Slogan: mass is energy!
Supervisor Name: Dr. Zafar A. Bangish
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: CEME
Supervisor Department: Mechanical
Contact number: 0335-5854885
Email ID: ceme.mech@gmail.com
Abstract:
    Providing small farmers with a cost-effective, green alternative to firewood consumption for household cooking; making agrarian communities self-sufficient in energy department.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Natural gas is only available in Pakistan's urban centers, whereas our agrarian communities constituting more than two thirds of Pakistan still use firewood for cooking. for small families(5 members) wood use: ~220kg cost: Rs.2500+ This cost could be eliminated completely.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Majority of Pakistan's rural population,apart from a few feudal lords, have small agricultural land with a few (3-5)cattle per household. Our project is aimed at this target audience. small farmers: 84% of total farmer population of ~6.6 million(State Bank)
How will the solution works
    The principle is same as of any other biogas plant(anaerobic decomposition), the change being, digester is made of red-mud PVC. PVC digesters are inflatable tanks, with resistant to light degradation and to weather elements with expected life of 10-15yrs For a small household(4 cattle), a 6m3 tank will suffice producing more than 2m3 of biogas. Daily intake of ~40kg manure(+water) will be needed for continuous operation of biogas plant. Digester effluent will be used as an organic fertilizer.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Bio-gas is a relatively unexplored field in Pakistan because of low ROA & public's reluctance toward it, resulting in very few competitors, and even those are using steel or concrete digesters, Whereas ours is PVC-based making it extremely cost-effective; when compared with other products in market.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-12-15 (2119)