Haryana to get waste-to-charcoal plant: Green energy solution: Rediff Moneynews

Haryana will soon get waste-to-charcoal plants, also known as green coal plants, to tackle the growing waste problem and increase energy production. This initiative will be implemented in Gurugram-Manesar, Faridabad and other cities.

Chandigarh, Jun 30 (PTI) Haryana will soon get waste-to-charcoal plants, also known as green coal plants, an official statement said here on Sunday.

An MoU will be signed between NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVNL) and the Haryana government for this plant.

After setting up plants in Gurugram-Manesar and Faridabad, the initiative will be extended to other cities in Haryana. Officials of NVVNL will soon visit a few locations for setting up green coal plants.

“Due to the strenuous efforts of the Union Minister for Power and Housing and Urban Affairs, Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana will soon get waste-to-charcoal plants, also known as green coal plants,” the statement said.

In this regard, a meeting was held at Sharm Shakti Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday evening, which was chaired by Khattar.

“The Minister is highly committed to reduce the problem of increasing amount of municipal solid waste and use it beneficially for renewable energy generation. During the meeting on waste to energy, green coal generation from solid A detailed discussion was held on NVVNL's initiative. Waste,” the statement said.

According to the statement, green coal, also known as bio-coal, is a sustainable alternative to conventional waste, as it can be combined with regular coal to generate electricity in thermal power plants.

NVVNL has recently set up a plant in Varanasi to produce green coal from solid waste. Once fully operational, the plant will consume 600 tonnes of waste and produce 200 tonnes of green coal, leaving very little residue. NVVNL is working in various phases to set up green coal plants at Haldwani, Vadodara, Noida, Gorakhpur and Bhopal, it said.

During the meeting, Khattar directed that green coal projects be set up in different districts of Haryana.

Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Gurugram Dr Narhari Singh Bangar said that the MCG has already started the process and showed some sites in Gurugram along with NVVNL officials.

Khattar, who is also a former Haryana chief minister, directed that the MC, along with NVVNL, set up green coal plants at alternative locations around Bandhwari or Gurugram and Manesar.

He said that the plant should be able to handle around 1200 tonnes of solid waste per day.

Similarly, the Faridabad MC should initiate the process with NVVNL to set up a 1,000 tonne per day capacity plant on the available land at village Mothoka. He said that setting up waste-to-green coal plants in Gurugram-Manesar and Faridabad will not only provide a permanent solution to the waste problem but also increase energy production.

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