Chennai MC shares big plans for SWM in city

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The Greater Chennai Corporation intends to boost its current bio-CNG processing capacity of 200 tpd to 1,700 tpd. Speaking at the Tamil Nadu Climate Summit 2022 on achieving the state’s goal of emission reduction through effective waste management, Mr Gagandeep Singh Bedi, Chennai Corporation Commissioner, said that the city has two bio-CNG plants with a combined capacity of processing 200 tonnes of wet waste every day and that efforts are ongoing to install bio-CNG plants with a total capacity of 500 tonnes per day.

“Due to our need for a location to dispose of inert material, we are unable to shut down our dump sites entirely. 

However, we want to build 500 tpd worth of bio-CNG facilities in Chennai’s north and another 500 tonnes worth in the city’s south. 

1,700 tonnes of wet trash will be processed at these facilities. The city will process all of its wet garbage using additional techniques,” he said.

Approximately 50% of the 5,500 tonnes of waste that the city produces each day is wet waste. 

Mr Bedi also said that in Perungudi, bio-mining will be finished by the end of 2023, and 200 acres of land will be restored. 

Kodungaiyur’s bio-mining will be finished by 2025, and 250 acres will be restored. The city also intends to convert 20 tonnes of plastic waste per day into light diesel oil, which can be used as an alternative fuel, reports DTnext.

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