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    Indraprastha Gas to set up waste-to-energy plant in Delhi

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The plant will convert municipal solid waste into compressed bio-gas for use as fuel for vehicles.

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Indraprastha Gas to set up waste-to-energy plant in Delhi

Gas retailer Indraprastha Gas has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to establish a waste-to-energy plant in Delhi. It will convert municipal solid waste into compressed bio-gas (CBG) for use as fuel for vehicles, India’s oil and gas ministry said on September 27.

The agreement was signed as a part of an extension of the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative of the government. The SATAT scheme envisages the setting up of 5,000 CBG plants by 2023-24 with a production target of 15mn metric tons/year.

“By using municipal solid waste as input, this initiative involves a multi-pronged approach to reduce municipal waste on one hand and produce clean energy on the other in a sustainable manner,” the ministry said.

As a part of the MoU, SDMC shall provide a designated area at the identified site in Hastsal in West Zone to IGL for setting up biogas plant and CBG station. SDMC shall also be providing an assured regular supply of segregated biodegradable waste to IGL for running the proposed CBG plant.

The expected production of CBG from this plant is expected to be about 4,000 kg/day. However, this volume of CBG generated would not be sufficient to cater to expected vehicular demand under CNG. Therefore, an integrated CBG station shall be established to cater to the CNG demand of the general public as well as captive demand for SDMC vehicles, the ministry said.