Sistema.bio, a renowned global social enterprise specializing in innovative biogas technology, achieved a momentous feat as it unveiled the world's largest manufacturing facility for biogas plants in Chakan, Pune on the World Environment Day. Spanning in an expansive area of 130,000 square feet. The advanced facility boasts an outstanding annual production capacity of 100,000 prefabricated biogas plants. With a staggering investment of 150 million INR (USD 1.8 million), this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is poised to meet the growing demands of Asia Pacific and Africa.
During the inauguration event, Sistema.bio's Co-founder and CEO, Alexander Eaton, expressed his pride and appreciation for the facility, stating, “This facility is an example for the world of innovative technology and efficient business operations, creating a global impact. For every smart biogas unit that comes out of this facility, we can measure outcomes in farmers' lives impacted, better human health, and better climate health. I am incredibly proud of the team that designed and launched this facility and those that work hard here everyday!”
Presently, the factory operates at a daily capacity of 360 units, with future plans to double this output through automation. In comparison to the previous facility's production capacity of 30,000 units, the new factory exhibits an annual production capacity of 100,000 units. This colossal manufacturing facility will produce biogas plants at a scale like no other in India and has been certified under ISO 9001, demonstrating the delivery of high-quality products with strict quality standards and efficient production. Sistema.bio’s revolutionary biogas technology is patented in India for biogas reactor and membrane template. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of the Government of India has officially recognized and approved Sistema.bio's modern and innovative biogas technology in December 2022.
Equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, the factory efficiently produces modern biogas plants, biogas booster pumps, H2S scrubbers, and assembles a full suite of biogas plants including biodigester and cookstoves. Over the next five years, Sistema.bio India aims to implement automation to significantly increase its capacity, enabling the company to extend its reach to hundreds of thousands of farmers across the country. Furthermore, Sistema.bio has set a goal to install one million biogas plants in India by 2030.
Sistema.bio works with multiple partners in India spanning from foundations, NGOs, co-operative & private dairy, and rural development organizations to reach lakhs of farmers every year. Its innovative Carbon financing model ensures farmers receive modern biogas technology at extremely affordable rates.
Piyush Sohani, the Country Director at Sistema.bio India said, "With the launch of the world's largest manufacturing facility for biogas plants, we are celebrating a significant milestone in the sustainable energy landscape. This state-of-the-art facility will revolutionize the biogas industry, enabling us to meet the increasing demand for clean energy solutions in India and beyond. Our commitment to innovation, quality, and environmental stewardship is unwavering, and this facility represents our dedication to impact millions of lives in India and creating a greener and more sustainable future."
Sistema.bio, headquartered in Mexico City, was founded in 2010 by Alex Eaton and Camilo Pages. With its India headquarters in Pune, Maharashtra and a workforce of 700+ people. Sistem.bio has made a significant impact by reaching 50,000+ families across 21 states in the country. The company goes beyond the designing, manufacturing, and supplying of its innovative and prefabricated biogas plants, it also offers installation, training, and comprehensive after-sales support services to farmers. These biogas plants come with a 10-year warranty and a lifespan of 20 years, ensuring their long-term effectiveness.