According to reports, the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) is poised to set up a biogas plant in city with technical expertise from a Sweden-based Environment Protection Agency, disclosed MCC Commissioner K.S. Raikar.
Speaking to Star Of Mysore this morning, Raikar said that a Swedish delegation led by the Agency’s Director Carl Denis and High Representative Mac Denisburg will be visiting the city and a meeting will be held on Nov. 5, to discuss the pros and cons of the ambitious project, which is estimated to cost around Rs. 35 crore.
The project will be taken up under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis, said Raikar, adding that the waste materials generated in city will be converted into sludge and used as fuel, after mixing it with methane gas.
The issue of installing a bio-gas plant in Mysore city was discussed by Raikar, in presence of Mayor Pushpalatha Chikkanna and others at Esklistuna City, during their visit to Sweden to receive the ‘Environmentally Sustainable City’ award at the 5th Euro India Summit held a fortnight ago.