The waste will be collected from various cities of Uttarakhand for the innovative waste disposal plant that will convert it into energy. All types of waste, including hazardous, agricultural, biomedical waste can be used in the process. Know more.
We all know about biogas and how organic waste can be converted into energy. But did you know even non-segregated waste can produce energy? The Uttarakhand government will soon come up with India’s first project to produce electricity from non-segregated waste.
The innovative technology will produce 25 megawatt of electricity every day, using 500 tonnes metric of waste. Not only this, there will be no emission, landfill or other waste from the process.
All of this will be done through a German based technology glasification which treats unsegregated waste at ultra high temperature without oxygen to produce a synthetic gas. This gas will then be used for production of electricity.
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The glasification plant will have temperatures above 1000 degree Celsius and it can reach up to 2500 degree Celsius. The entire process will produce a synthetic or green gas that will be used to produce electricity and the end result will be non-leachable inerts which can be used for other purposes like construction and road making.
The waste will be collected daily from Dehradun, Roorkee, Haridwar, Rishikesh and other nearby cities. Requiring an investment of Rs. 500 crore, the plant will function throughout the year.
The Uttarakhand government is planning to set up the first such plant in Roorkee where land has already been given to a private company for kickstarting the project.
The State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand (SIDCUL) will be leading the project, along with several other departments that will be involved in running the plant.
The company that owns the plant will be responsible to build, own, operate and maintain it, and the government will not be incurring any expenditure. The electricity generated would cost Rs. 10 per kilowatt, which will be sold by them to UPCL.
All kinds of wastes, including hazardous, biomedical, agricultural, slaughter can be included in the process of making the energy. However, construction waste and demolition and radioactive waste, inert materials will be excluded.