According to reports, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), India’s largest steel maker in public sector, will set up a processing plant for generating power from municipal solid waste generated in Bhilai township, company officials said on Saturday.
The processing plant would utilise pyrolysis/ biomethanation/ RDF based Municipal solid waste technology or any other gasification technology for ‘Waste to Energy’ power generation. Power will be generated from 400 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day, officials added.
As per a report of the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Chhattisgarh has biomass projects generating a total of 249 MW of power as on March 31, 2015. The total power generation from biomass projects by 12 other States during the aforesaid period is as follows- Andhra Pradesh ( 288 MW), Gujarat ( 30.50 MW), Haryana ( 13.50MW), Karnataka ( 107.50MW), Madhya Pradesh (26MW), Maharshtra (198MW), Odisha (20MW), Punjab (68.50MW), Rajasthan (101MW), Tamil Nadu (211.70MW), Uttar Pradesh (54MW) and West Bengal (26MW).
The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy provides Central Financial Assistance at the rate of Rs 25 lakh per Mega Watt for special category States and Rs 20 lakh per Mega Watt for other States with a cap of Rs 1.50 crore per project.
Chhattisgarh produced 527.63 lakh cubic meters of bio-gas from family type bio-gas plants and large bio-gas plants during the 11th Five Year Plan period.