Survey held for waste to energy plant in Nellore

A survey was taken out to assess the amount of solid waste

Nellore: AP energy department would establish a power generation unit using solid waste in Nellore Municipal Corporation. As of now 200 tonnes of garbage is being collected everyday from city and the authorities have been planning to utilise the solid waste in other municipalities of the district also for the project.

A one megawatt waste to energy plant requires around 50 to 60 tonnes of waste on a daily basis. The proposed project would generate 2 to 3 MW of power utilising 300 tonnes of solid waste. Apart from Nellore, solid waste from Gudur, Kavali and Atmakur will also be used.

According to NMC SE Md. Imam Mohiddin, a survey was taken out to assess the amount of solid waste being generated and nature of solid waste content to derive the combustive properties which are important to generate power.

They have also carried out qualitative and quantitative analysis over wet and dry waste in the city and other municipalities. The biodegradable waste will be utilised for converting as manure such as vermin-compost.

The segregation of the garbage at the doorsteps being carried out in 19 divisions of the district and it will be extended to other parts also.

According to information the government is proposed to establish waste to energy plants in civic bodies such as Visakhapatnam, Rajah-mundry, Eluru, Vijayaw-ada, Guntur, Tirupati, Kadapa, and Kurnool by grouping the nearby urban local bodies.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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