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French firm to set up waste-to-energy plant

Last Updated : 02 December 2018, 19:12 IST
Last Updated : 02 December 2018, 19:12 IST
Last Updated : 02 December 2018, 19:12 IST
Last Updated : 02 December 2018, 19:12 IST

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A French company will soon set up a state-of-the-art waste-to-energy plant of 500 tonnes per day capacity at Chikkanagamangala where waste will be segregated automatically, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said.

Parameshwara, who is touring France to study waste-to-energy management, inaugurated a state-of-the-art waste sorting centre of 500 tonnes per day capacity at Le Puy-en-Velay town in southern France on Sunday.

"The 3 WAYSTE company of France will be setting up a similar facility in Bengaluru, including a waste-to-energy plant of 500 tonnes per day capacity at Chikkanagamangala,” sources close to Parameshwara told DH.

According to a press release by Parameshwara, the facility is will be the first-of-its-kind in the world wherein 90% of the mixed waste collected is segregated into different components automatically.

Mahendra Jain, additional chief secretary, urban development, and BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad are accompanying Parameshwara in France.

“Very impressed by the state-of-the-art facility which segregates 500 tonnes of mixed waste per day,” read a part of a tweet by Parameshwara posted after the inauguration.

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Published 02 December 2018, 18:55 IST

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