NTPC to use torrefied waste for WtE plant in Varanasi

Varanasi will have a new Waste to Energy (WtE) plant based on torrefaction technology, with a capacity of 600 tpd waste. The plant is expected to be commissioned in Ramna area by September next year. India’s largest energy integrated company, National Thermal Power Corporation’s (NTPC) wholly-owned subsidiary NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited has invited online bids under a two-stage bidding process. The bidding started in June and will conclude by the end of this month.

To promote torrefaction technology in India, a Green Charcoal Hackathon was launched by NTPC in December 2020. Based on the outcome of the Hackathon, the Notice Inviting Tender (NIT) of the Varanasi Waste to Energy (WTE) facility was floated, reports The Economic Times.

NTPC plants to implement similar projects in Bhopal and Indore.

Picture credit: Taz, GI Market food waste, CC BY 2.0

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