Power plants question quality of RDF in Bathinda

In a hearing at the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in New Delhi, the officials of 7 biomass and power plants have complained about the quality of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) prepared at the solid waste management plant in Bathinda, Punjab. This was reported by Tribune India. Although NGT had made it mandatory for every plant to buy 30% of RDF prepared at the solid waste management plant, this was avoided due to the questionable quality. The management of the plant, JITF, claimed that despite an improvement in the quality of RDF produced, companies were still not purchasing it. The sale of 30 tons of RDF generated from the solid waste management plant per day had become a major problem for the company, making it suffer severe losses. The next NGT hearing on this matter will take place on 15 November.

Picture credit: Iflex, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, CC BY-SA 3.0

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