A youngster belonging to a minority community has designed an environmentally friendly bio-gas furnace for a Hindu crematorium in the Gujarat town of Anand. The Muslim lad Firdos Vahora, by name is an automobile engineering graduate. He has created a bio-gas furnace that can save wood. The Crematorium has been erected at Anand’s Borsad town. The first person to be cremated in this eco-friendly bio-gas furnace was an aged destitute woman.
Firdos started his green project eight months ago, on a proposal from Dharmendra Bhavsar, a tobacco merchant based in Borsad. Dharmendra wanted Firdos to design environmentally friendly bio-gas furnace whcih can be a cheaper cremation substitute, where wood is utilized in large amount.
After Firdos attained success in designing the environmentally friendly furnace, the duo sought the help of the Shantidham Shamshan’s trustees to implement the project. The trustees helped in executing the project in a Hindu crematorium.
Firdos Vahora said if the green furnace is utilized, it helps in saving 200kg of wood, which is required for a single cremation. Firdos said he has created cylinders, which can store up biogas. Later this bio-gas, with high pressure is conveyed to the furnace.
The green furnace designer said that he has dug a well, where the cow and buffalo dung can be stored to produce bio –gas. The bio-gas, which is generated, is sent through pipelines to the cylinders. He said he has fixed two gas cylinders each having a capacity to hold 11kg of bio gas. The pumps attached to the cylinder helps in sending the bio gas to the furnace at a pressure of 130 degree. The furnace is made out of stainless steel. Firdos said it will take just take 20 mites for a dead body to get converted into ashes.
The nature friendly furnace consumes only 9 kg of biogas for each cremation