The Corporation will increase the production of bio-CNG from wet garbage.
What’s it about? The Corporation plans to scale up its production of bio-CNG plants to produce cooking gas from wet waste. The hope is this will reduce waste dumped in landfills. Chennai currently has a capacity of 200 metric tonnes (MT) at plants in Madhavaram and Chetpet, with a plan to add 500 MT in the coming months.
- The bio-CNG process involves breaking down organic waste and treating it to be used as fertiliser. The resulting gas generated can be used for cooking.
- Apart from Bio-CNG production, the Corporation also processes horticultural waste. One of the new bio-CNG plants will come up near the Koyambedu market.
The numbers: Since November 2021, the Corporation has earned more than ₹3 lakhs from land rent and more than ₹44,000 from bio-CNG generation. More than 29,000 kg of biogas has been produced.
- Currently, for every 1 lakh kg of waste the Corporation processes, it generates 4,000 kg of gas.