Indian Oil Corporation, NTPC and SDMC inks MoU for waste-to-energy plant in Delhi
The plant will process 17,500 tpa of Refuse Derived Fuel
The Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), NTPC and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop waste-to-energy plant at Okhla, Delhi.
Under the MoU, Indian Oil, SDMC and NTPC will come together to develop a demonstration waste-to-energy plant at Okhla landfill site in Delhi, using gasification technology.
The plant will process 17,500 tpa of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) produced from combustible components of Municipal Waste to generate syngas which will in turn be used to generate electricity.
There is an existing model of providing off-take guarantee, under the SATAT scheme for compressed biogas production plants.
The gas generation from waste will also help in cutting imports of petroleum products and saving precious foreign exchange.
The technology being used in the Delhi plant will not only result in less emission, but also provide usable residues.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan asked IOCL, NTPC to join hands with the Department of Science and Technology, to develop Hydrogen Fuel technology.