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According to the Chief Minister of Kerala, the ongoing construction of the Brahmapuram Waste-to-Energy plant will be completed within 18 months. He further mentioned that the government has plans to construct Waste-to-Energy plants in 8 more cities in the state. As reported by The Times of India, the Brahmapuram facility will be constructed in two phases. The first phase will utilise waste for producing refuse-derived fuel (RDF), while the second phase will be a Waste-to-Energy plant that uses produced RDF as input, using gasification technology. It is projected that 300 to 400 tons of waste will be used in generating 10 MWel from the plant. The plant is being constructed by GJ Ecopower Private Limited with a cost of INR 2.95 million (EUR 36.53 million).
Picture credit: waste bunker at WtE plant, image by ecoprog