06 Jul Yesterday Mathrubhoomi daily had a photo feature on Dr Manilals patented technology for biomethanation of household waste and the event also marked the handing over of manufacturing rights to a pune based enterprise. The bottomline of the feature is that our mindset is slowly shifting from the composting/worm composting/ pipe composting what ever toward better utilisation of waste resulting in energy recovery. There will be takers for this NIIST tech at least in maha and probably in Kerala. The Mayor of tvm seemingly shifted the waste stand from composting of sorts to energy recovery. It is a good omen. When India marches into decade of 2020, we will be starving for energy and the Carbon stored in the biomaterials will be a important source for energy. I am happy now that perhaps a life time of half life time work(?) of a scientist now turns into a tech or service to society or both. For Mayor Prasanth also it is an eye opener in contrast to the mayor of tvm he replaced…And of course to Manilal many happy returns of the day. India is a country full of waste, solid and well as liquid and sepatage. With all the human bodies around this is the rule and not the exception. So parts of the country might enefit…from the tech….