NTPC, SMC join hands to convert waste into energy

29 October 2018

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited will be signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the civic body for processing 1,000 tonnes of garbage per day by setting up waste-to-energy (WtE) plant at its Kawas, Hazira facility. Senior officials from NTPC’s New Delhi headquarters will be arriving in Surat to sign the MoU with the SMC.

WtE Plant
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Official sources said that the WtE plant will be owned and operated by NTPC. The SMC will be supplying 1,000 tonnes per day of refused derived fuel (RDF) to NTPC, which shall be incinerated in waste to energy plant to generate electricity.

“The RDF shall be prepared by SMC by segregating combustible portion from municipal solid waste (MSW). Typically, MSW in the Indian cities contains about 50% of combustibles and thus produces about 50% RDF of high calorific value, which can be used as fuel in waste to energy plant,” said NTPC spokesperson.

Modern incineration based waste to energy technology is well proven and in operation across globe for disposal of waste. It is one of the eco-friendly methods for disposing waste as it reduces the greenhouse effect by preventing generation of methane from land fill site as methane has almost 21 times more greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide generated from incineration.