Request to shut down Waste-to-Energy plant in Ramtekdi

According to The Pune Mirror, residents of Ramtekdi have filed a petition with the Pune bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) requesting to shut down Rochem Separations Systems Ltd’s waste-to-green energy plant. They claimed the facility is creating pollution in the community due to its inefficiency. Since 2010, the plant is allowed to process 700 tons of dry waste and generate 10 MW electricity per day. However, it only processed 250 tons of garbage with no electricity production. The vice president of Rochem Green Energy, Dhananjay Kalaskar, said the allegations of pollution were false, although the plant has been experimenting with several things, leading to reduced efficiency.

Picture credit: waste bunker at WtE plant, image by ecoprog

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