Kerala government gives green signal to two new WtE plants

Picture credit: by Syed Shiyaz Mirza,

The Kerala government has approved two new Waste-to-Energy plants (WtE) plants in the state. One plant will be set-up at Kanjikode (Palakkad) and another in Kannur. Each project is expected to cost between Rs 120 – 150 crores and will be implemented by  Mumbai-based M/s Organic Recycling Systems Pvt. Ltd. (ORS). The projects are expected to be completed in 18 months.

The Times of India reports that the plants will process 200 tonnes of municipal waste daily into energy, biogas and manure. The non-organic, combustible content will be turned into refused derived fuel which will be consumed by cement manufacturing and other companies as per the guidelines of Swachh Bharat Mission.

The projects have been sanctioned on the basis of Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) in a Public-Private Partnership mode. The government has additionally sanctioned five similar projects at Kollam, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, and Malappuram.

Picture Credit: Syed Shiyaz MirzaKerala Government SecretariatCC BY-SA 4.0

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