According to reports, Srinivasa Gayithri Resources Recovery Ltd is setting up India’s first integrated waste-to-energy power plant of 8 Mw in Bangalore city in association with Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) as a public-private partnership initiative. It will sell the power to state grid.
The “waste-to-energy” power project at Manduru village in Bangalore East Taluk, he said this is the first and only plant being set up in the entire country to be given subsidy of Rs 5 crore by the Union Ministry of Renewable Energy. “If this plant is successful, the government would actively encourage setting up more such plants which would effectively handle and dispose municipal solid waste in an environment-friendly and sustainable manner,” Chief minister of Karnataka, Sri. B S Yeddyurappa said.
The cost of the waste-to-power project is Rs 80 crore. Srinivasa Gayithri Resource Recovery has entered into an agreement with Bruhat Bangalrore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to implement the project under which the company would receive 1,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day. The capacity of the plant will be increased to 15 Mw in the second phase.
The company has received all approvals from various agencies and obtained term loan assistance from a consortium of banks, which includes Indian Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd.
The company is also constructing landfill cells for the scientific disposal of the inerts after processing municipal solid waste.
According to Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE), in the year 2010, over 20 MW power generation projects from waste were set up during the year. In view of the availability of large quantities of food and kitchen wastes at places of community cooking/large kitchens and eating joints, a project for biogas production from such wastes was under implementation. These include energy recovery and power generation from industrial and commercial wastes, & effluents, and cogeneration. Industrial waste-to-energy projects with a total capacity of about 8 MWeq were completed during the year. In addition, about 30 MWeq projects are under installation.
As Panchabuta has reported, Municipal Corporation of Delhi had announced plans to generate power from waste, with three plants at Okhla and Timarpur (16 MW), Gazipur (10 MW) and Narela-Bawana Road (36 MW) that have been proposed.
Panchabuta readers my recall that A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services Limited that has recently IPO’ed had announced major project plans in the waste to energy space initially before refocusing on biomass projects.