New WtE plant in Meghalaya to begin operations

A 35 MT Waste to Energy (WtE) project in Meghalaya will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Mr Conrad Sangma. The plant is located in Tura, West Garo Hills district, and will be operated by a South Korean firm, Chamhana Institute of Technology.

The project was due to begin operations in 2020 but got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per a press release from the CM’s office, the technology is based on the “manufacturing of a catalyst WASTEF with the addition of a special patented enzyme.” Organic Waste and non-recyclables, including plastic waste, are the primary ingredient used to manufacture WASTEF, says a report by news agency UNI.

The project was finalized in March 2019 and is being executed at a smaller scale, on a pilot scale, for now. The South Korean firm will also have the rights to market the fuel briquettes generated from the conversion of the waste.

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