South Delhi Municipal Corporation will use the Okhla landfill site’s garbage to produce syn gas—a hydrogen-based fuel— which will be later used to generate electricity. An MoU to set up a pilot project with a capacity to treat 50 tonnes of garbage per day was signed between the civic body, Indian Oil and NTPC on Tuesday.
SDMC commissioner Gyanesh Bharti said that the project will help in addressing the problem of garbage disposal. “The plant will process 50 tonnes per day of Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) segregated from municipal solid waste to produce syn gas which will be used to generate about 1 MW electricity,’ Bharti added.
The municipal corporation will provide 1 acre of land at the Okhla site on lease to Indian Oil for setting up the processing plant. “SDMC will also purchase the power generated from the plant. We will be able to save Rs 2.6 crores due to the purchase of power from the plant,” he added.
Union minister of petroleum and natural gas Dharmender Pradhan, LG Anil Baijal and SDMC functionaries participated in the MoU signing event through a video link.