Many firms offer to translate city's garbage into energy

Many firms offer to translate city's garbage into energy

Many firms proposed to convert tonnes of trash generated in the city into electricity during the presentation made before Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, Mayor B N Manjunatha Reddy and the expert committee on solid waste management.

The representatives of the companies explained that the solid waste generated in the city had sufficient calorific value to produce energy. 

Bengaluru-based Wescopower Generation Limited offered to tackle city’s garbage woes using Korean technology. Its representative said the company could put up a plant to utilise 2,500 tonnes of garbage per day to generate 18 mw power. 

Another company Movers India Private Limited, in its presentation, said it would use gasification technology wherein low calorific value waste and high calorific waste, including animal waste such as meat, could be used.

The representative of NEG, a multinational company, explained that its plant had the capacity to generate 12 mw power using 600 tonnes of garbage a day.
Another firm, Ecoman company said it is willing to convert waste to compost in small capacity and offered to do it on a pilot basis. 

Ecologic Technologies Private Limited offered to convert 700 tonnes of waste to energy on a daily basis, using biomethanisation technology, whereas Jindal company said it would use 1500 tonnes of garbage to generate 16 mw.

Zonta, which is installing a waste-to-energy plant at Pollavaram in Tamil Nadu, said it would use controlled combustion technology for the project. Other companies, which gave their presentations to the screening committee, were Ecoman, D&S Renergies Private Limited, Elephant Energy Private Limited, Innovision Engineers Private Limited, Ramky Energy and Environment Limited, Indium Projects Private Limited, ILP, MSGP, Orgreen, Green Elephant and Jindal ITF.

 Additional Chief Secretary (Urban Development) Mahendra Jain, BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad, Joint Commissioner (Health) Sarfraz Khan and other senior officials were also present during the presentation.
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