About Us

Biogas development and training center (BDTC) IIT Guwahati was first conceptualized and initiated in the year 2006 by MNRE, New Delhi for NE States and West Bengal with a mission to provide technical support to different stake holders towards promotion of bioenergy and allied activities to its region.


  • Training & motivation to different categories for popularization of biogas utilization.
  • To create a cadre of turnkey workers/private entrepreneurs in rural areas for setting up of biogas plants on turnkey basis and providing post installation servicing of plants as a self-employed vocation.
  • To create a cadre of masons and technician skilled in the construction and maintenance of biogas plants
  • To generate awareness amongst state level policy makers, administrators and planners about the national importance and promotion of biogas technology in rural areas.
  • Field survey of existing biogas digesters in NE region and create a data base.
  • R&D in the field of biogas technology.
  • To serve as forum of exchange of field orientation information and experiences among senior District level functionaries.
  • To develop a coordination among various agencies and organizations including Regional Biogas development and training centres which are directly involved in the implementation of biogas programme.
  • To provide information on new measures to be taken for implementation of New National Biogas and Organic Manure Programme (NNBOMP).
  • To provide consultancy services to manufacturers, NGOs etc. for developing and testing of new systems.
  • Installation of biogas digesters at subsidized rates , as per MNRE subsidy rate.


BDTC has been working with various State nodal agencies, NGO/Industry, financial Institutions and R&D groups to identify and formulate for promoting the NNBOMP schemes by providing training to Turnkey workers, staff trainings, conducting Construction cum Maintenance training, users training, and also by doing research in the areas of recent biogas technologies, alternate feed material for biogas production, alternate material for fabrication of biogas plants which can be constructed by self-help groups and rural communities to provide employment in rural sectors. Also the team is working in the purification process for methane enrichment, enriched vermicompost, and more productive by product of slurry to create a circular economy.


Staff Training Course

Construction cum maintenance course

Turnkey workers trainig

Skill development course




Prof. Pinakeswar Mahanta

Former Principal Investigator Phone: 0361 258 2662

Dr. Lepakshi Barbora

Principal Investigator (I/C) Phone: 0361 258 3128

Mr. Jon Mani Kalita

Project Officer  Phone: +91 9707076529

Dr. Deep Bora

Senior Technical Assistant  Phone: +91 9508565446  

Ms. Aparupa Thakuria

Multi tasking Assistant 

Mr. Moon Haloi

Project Assistant 

Mr. Anup Kumar Kalita

Project Assistant




BDTC IIT Guwahati
School of Energy Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati-781039, Assam, India.

Phone Number

+91 361 258 3128

+91 9707076529