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  Metros   Mumbai  01 Oct 2018  MBMC all set to produce electricity from wet waste

MBMC all set to produce electricity from wet waste

THE ASIAN AGE. | SURESH GOLANI
Published : Oct 1, 2018, 2:39 am IST
Updated : Oct 1, 2018, 2:39 am IST

The Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has now churned out modalities to generate electricity from processed garbage.

The MBMC has  the task of disposing nearly 450 metric tonnes of garbage every day.
 The MBMC has the task of disposing nearly 450 metric tonnes of garbage every day.

Mumbai: After chalking out an elaborate roadmap to switch over from the existing unified solid waste management project to a viable decentralised scheme for the twin-city, the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has now churned out modalities to generate electricity from processed garbage.

The waste-to-energy plant will generate bio-methane gas from municipal solid waste; the bio-methane gas will then be utilised to produce electricity for street lights in the twin-city.

 

A delegation of municipal officials and office-bearers led by mayor Dimple Mehta and civic chief Balaji Khatgaonkar, recently visited similar projects that were successfully operating in Pune.

Mr Khatgaonkar said, “The wet waste will be processed in a digester to produce bio-gases and generate electricity which can be used for various purposes, mainly powering street lights. The mechanism will not only mitigate the burden but will also open a window of opportunity for saving money and power.”

Of the 10 spots identified by the civic administration, eight have been cleared for setting up mini process plants with a capacity to process 2 to 10 metric tonnes of kitchen waste into electricity through bio-mechanisation in a non-aerobic manner. The MBMC has  the task of disposing nearly 450 metric tonnes of garbage every day.

 

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