IGL, SDMC ink pact to set up a waste-to-energy plant, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to establish a waste-to-energy plant in Delhi to convert municipal solid waste into compressed biogas (CBG) for use as fuel for vehicles in motion. The agreement was signed as part of the extension of the government’s SATAT initiative. The Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) program envisions the establishment of 5,000 CBG factories by 2023-24 with a production target of 15 million tonnes, “he added. an official statement said.

This decision makes it possible to reduce municipal waste on the one hand and to produce clean energy on the other hand in a sustainable manner.

“As part of the MoU, SDMC will provide a designated area at the identified site at Hastsal in the western area to IGL for the establishment of a biogas plant and a CBG station. SDMC will also provide a supply. regular ensured in separate biodegradable waste (approximately 100 tonnes per day) to IGL for the operation of the proposed CBG plant, ”he said.

The plant is expected to produce 4000 kg of CBG per day.

“However, this volume of CBG generated would not be sufficient to meet the demand for vehicles expected under CNG. Therefore, an integrated CBG station must be established to meet the demand for CNG from the general public as well as the captive demand. of SDMC vehicles The residual Bio-manure / organic slurry will be an additional added value and will be sold on the market, ”the statement said.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

Speaking on the occasion, Puri said solid waste is a big problem in the country and needs to be addressed quickly.

Only 14% of solid waste was treated in 2014, but in seven years that figure has risen to 70%.

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