Waste Based Sustainable Biorefinery for the Production of Bio-Hythane and Bio-chemical

Project ID:  ENEP-RENP-II-19-01    

Principal Investigator: Dr. Bijay Thapa / Dr. Anish Ghimire

Project Title: Waste Based Sustainable Biorefinery for the Production of Bio-hythane and Bio-chemical

Total Projected Project Cost: 6,867,000.00                       ENEP Funding: 4,800,000.00

Project Owner or Principal Applicant:   Nawa Paila, Sisir Marga 11, Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Project Partners:

  • Soil water and Air Testing Laboratories(SWAT Labs) Pvt. Ltd., Sisir Marga 11, Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.


  • The general objective of this project is to develop and implement a sustainable biorefinery system for the production of clean energy and platform chemical from solid waste.
  • Conduct biochemical Hydrogen and Methane Potential (BH-MP) assays for biomass of interest
  • Study two stage DG-AD for the conversion of bio mass
  • Establish AD system for using dark fermentation effluents and biogas upgrading for bio-hythane production
  • Operation of integrated DF-AD systems for the evaluation of efficiency
  • Cost benefit analysis of the integrated systems for scaling up

Expected Outcomes:

  • Strengthening of the capacity of the Nepalese Research Institutions and Laboratory. Indicators are upgraded laboratory facilities of SWAT and institutional strengthening of Nawa Paila.
  • Scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals and scientific workshop.
  • Research Training: Research Associate and Research Assistant will be trained in biorefinery field area.

Publications: NA

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