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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:50

Work on waste-to-energy plant in Agra city to begin next month

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Decks have been cleared for Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) to develop a facility to process and convert solid waste to energy. A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was signed on Friday in Lucknow between Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) and Spark Bresson Private Limited, a Czech company.

According to AMC officials, the company will start setting up the plant next month. The entire project will cost around Rs 350 crore. With its installation, Agra will become the first city in the state to have a highly advanced waste-to-energy plant.

AMC has been working to set up the waste management system in the city for the past three years.

AMC executive engineer (environment) Sanjeev Pradhan said, "As per the plan, AMC will have to provide at least 500 metric tonnes of solid waste to the company every day. The amount of electricity produced will increase with addition in garbage supplied. The electricity produced out of waste will be transmitted to a local substation. From there, electricity will be channelized to the power grid and then distributed."

Explaining the waste-to-energy mechanism, Pradhan said, "The process of conversion of waste into energy involves combustion of solid waste at high temperature. Mud and stones mixed with waste will not create any problem. Only polythene, metal and some other substances need to be segregated. Company has automatic machines to do this task. The emission of gases in entire waste-to-energy process is as per international standards."

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  • News Section: Bio Energy News
  • Month: October
  • Year: 2017
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