Pune Municipal Company (PMC) has acquired non-public gamers able to convert decommissioned Sarasbaug biogas plant into new expertise to course of moist rubbish
By Siddharth Gadkari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2021 12:29 AM IST
PUNE: The Pune Municipal Company (PMC) has acquired 4 non-public gamers able to convert decommissioned biogas crops into new expertise to course of moist rubbish. The PMC has chosen two crops within the first part on an experimental foundation. A non-public firm has already chosen the Wadgaon budruk (Sinhagad street) biogas plant to make use of new expertise to course of 40 tonne of moist rubbish per day with out charging any tipping payment. And now, the PMC has obtained response from 4 non-public gamers for the Sarasbaug biogas plant.
Sanket Jadhav, junior engineer of the strong waste division, mentioned, “Earlier, we have been utilizing small composting, bio-CNG crops to course of rubbish. However within the present state of affairs, these applied sciences have change into outdated. We now have to now use new expertise to course of rubbish. We now have chosen two outdated biogas crops on an experimental foundation to be handed over to non-public gamers to run on new expertise. The Wadgaon (Sinhagad street) plant has already began operating on new expertise that may course of moist rubbish and convert into biomass briquettes.”
“Within the second plant of Sarasbaug, now we have obtained response from 4 non-public gamers which can be able to run it with new expertise. Within the coming three to 4 days, the businesses will current to the PMC. Thereafter, we’ll talk about and take the ultimate choice,” Jadhav mentioned.
Of the full 25 biogas crops, the Wadgaon plant is unfold throughout 10,000 sq. toes of land. The plant was processing 10 tonne per day of moist rubbish nonetheless it stopped working in September 2019 after struggling harm resulting from heavy rain. The PMC tried to restore it but it surely was unable to course of an sufficient quantity of rubbish. Additionally, the plant was about to change into non-viable in June 2020.
In the meantime, Pune city-based rubbish processing firm, Mithras Inexperienced Applied sciences, approached the strong waste division and evinced curiosity in operating the plant with new expertise with out taking any tipping payment from the PMC. The company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and handed over the plant to the corporate which agreed to arrange the infrastructure and run the plant by itself.
In the meantime, PMC has determined to decommission 12 out of the full 25 biogas crops in a phased method within the coming days. The PMC needs handy over the biogas crops to non-public gamers on a design-build-finance-operate and switch (DBFOT) foundation.