To seek funding for its Brahmapuram WtE project, GJ Eco Power Pvt Ltd (GJ) has recently held a meeting with potential investors and banks. As said, the 300 tpd gasification WtE plant would entail costs of INR 3.75 billion (USD 56 million). The chairman of Indian company V-Guard Group already pledged to provide funds of INR 100 million. It was stated by the New Indian Express that UK-based firm Biomass Power Ltd, which is also involved in the Belfast gasification project, Northern Ireland, would be GJ’s technical partner. The 10 MW Brahmapuram WtE plant is developed on behalf of the Kochi Municipal Corporation (KMC). However, it recently emerged that the project might face legal hurdles regarding its planned construction ground. According to another source, setting up a WtE plant at the site might be illegal under the state of Kerala’s Conversion of Wetland and Paddy Land Act 2008.
Picture credit: waste bunker at WtE plant, image by ecoprog