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India: Akshaya Patra kitchen

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India: Akshaya Patra kitchen

Objective: To recycle kitchen waste to reduce and replace hydrocarbon usage to save energy

  • Status

    Project completed

  • Location India

Akshaya Patra thrives to increase children's schooling by offering them food. On average, a kitchen delivers 100,000 meals to children per day, representing five tons of waste every day. Therefore, a safe and friendly environment waste disposal system was suggested by Akshaya to convert waste into energy.

The mission of this bio-waste management project is to install a BioOrja plant with the capacity to recycle 1.5 tons of waste per day producing around 2,500 kg of LPG equivalent per month. The boarding school will save 27,000 per annum, thanks to this installation. 


Akshaya Patra

Akshaya Patra is an association implanting the mid-day meal scheme, one of the largest school lunch programmes in the world, reaching nearly 1.3 million children in the country. Kitchens are at heart of their work with 1.3 million meals prepared everyday throughout India.

Green Power System

Green Power System Renewables (GPS) was founded in 2010 and offers a new approach to bio-waste management. GPS' inaugural business offering is a Captive Bio-waste Management Solution for urban establishments with a bio-waste problem. The business solution is powered by the BioOrja, a bio-waste-to-energy reactor. The BioOrja has been designed keeping in mind the budget, space and other constraints that may arise in an Indian context. 

Sponsor: Sunand Sharma

  • Promoter

    Martin Delaroche