• Achieved a success in experiment of generating electricity from tapioca leaves.
• The Central Tuber Research Institute (CTCRI), Thiruvananthpuram has come up with a new invention.
• Approximately 5 tons of leaves and twings are wasted per hectare of tapioca harvest.
One of the foremost research institute of the country claimed that electricity can be generated from Tapioca leaves.
Where the experiment done
In the growing concerns of energy crisis, one of the foremost research institutes of the country claimed that it has acheived a success in experiment of generating electricity from tapioca leaves. The Central Tuber Research Institute (CTCRI) of Thiruvananthpuram under the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) has come up with a new invention that can offer new impetus to India’s initiative for clean energy source. The Dr. C A Jayaprakash, Principal scientist was a leader of the team.
The experiment was presented before a group of journalists from Himachal Pradesh who visited CTCRI on 29 May under the aegis of Press Information Bureau under the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat ‘ project.
Waste comes from after mechanical extraction of insecticidal molecules from Tapiuoca leaves was subjected to Methanogenesis.
Pure Methane was separated from the gas complex by scrubbing off unwanted gases. The end product after generating electricity from tapioca called as CASSA DIPAH. Approximately 5 tons of leaves and twings are wasted per hectare of tapioca harvest.