2006 EPA M2M Grant: Productive Use of Methane in the Indian Dairy Industry - An Indian AgStar Mechanism

Geographical Focus
Description of Project
This project would develop an AgSTAR program for the Indian condition, modeled after EPA’s domestic AgSTAR program.  
Partner Countries included in or proposing this activity
India, United States
Instrumental Organizations
International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC)
Estimated lifetime of the project (years):
Emissions reductions:
Results and Outcomes
The program will target the dairy industry across India and work with cooperative and private sector dairies to create a producers' coalition. It will develop a nationwide institutional system that promotes capture of methane from livestock wastes at Indian dairy farms through anaerobic digestion technology combined with solids separation; the captured methane will be used to generate electricity.  
Additional Documentation
Primary contact for this project or activity

First Name: Nitin

Last Name: Pandit

Organization Name: IIEC

Email: npandit@iiec.org

Financial And In-Kind Support (U.S. $)
Total Amount provided by all Partner Countries and Organizations instrumental to this project or activity: 99,000.00


Description of In-Kind Support:

Project elements include a market assessment for methane reduction in India’s cow and food processing sector; identification of appropriate technologies relative to availability and affordability; demonstration of appropriate technologies at one to two selected farms; extension component at demonstration farms to raise awareness and stimulate market demand; institutional component to house technical standards; finance component to increase deployment and replication of appropriate technologies.