UG to recondition biogas plant to power four diaspora halls


In line with the transformational agenda of becoming a world-class university, University of Ghana management is vehemently putting in measures to create an environment where the members of the University community can smoothly undertake their activities without any form of hitches.

One of such initiatives is the decision of the University of Ghana to re-condition the biogas plant at Hilla Limann Hall to generate gas for all four Halls.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu at the Congregation ceremony of the 2019 graduating class of Legum Baccalaureus (LLB) on Saturday July 6 revealed that the Independent Power Supply Team has been tasked to look at the reconditioning of the Biogas plant situated at the Hilla Limann Hall to generate gas for residents of all four diaspora Halls; Hilla Limann Hall, Elizabeth Francis Sey Hall, and Alexander Kwapong Hall.

According to the Vice Chancellor, for proper management and evaluation of the purpose of the plant, it will be measured at the inception stage and with the focus of considering if the gas could be used for domestic purposes such as cooking. He said,

At the inception stage of the plants, the gas would be measured regularly to ascertain its viability for cooking, he said

Professor Oduro Owusu also pointed that through the instrumentality of the Independent Power Supply Team, the University recently gave endorsement for Bui Power Project to undertake geological and geochemical surveys needed to conclude the feasibility studies for a proposed 2.5Mw solar project

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As parts of efforts of providing constant power supply to the University Community, the Independent Power Supply Team in collaboration with the Ministries of Youth & Sports and energy are looking at exploring the possibility of roof top solar or solar car ports as energy sources for the University of Ghana Stadium