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Ranchi to generate biogas from its organic waste

Plant to be set up by GAIL

An MoU was recently signed between Gas Authority of India Ltd and Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) to set up a plant to produce compressed biogas from waste collected in the city.

Under the project, a target has been set to produce 10 tonnes of compressed biogas everyday from 300 tonnes of organic waste. In the first phase, a plant will be set up whose construction will be completed in two years and for setting up of the plant, RMC is providing 8 acres of land to the company in Jhiri and in the second phase if needed, the RMC will be making arrangements for more land.

Gail India in two phases will set up a 300 metric tonnes organic waste processing plant and in the first phase, a plant having capacity of 150 tonnes processing capacity will come up. In each plant, five tonnes of compressed biogas will be produced in a day. Gail will be investing Rs 28.19 crore for setting up the plant.

Over a period of 20 years, this initiative will help RMC save Rs 81 crore in processing of waste. It will also help to reduce pollution, while RMC will be able to make claims on 100% carbon credits over waste processing.

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