Indore to derive fuel from plastic waste

Fri, 2019-06-07 11:51 -- SCC India Staff

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Riding high on success of the pilot project to convert plastic waste into fuel, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is likely to come up with a larger facility on public-private partnership (PPP) mode. IMC plans to bring up a plant to convert 50 tonne of plastic waste collected from households into 30,000 liters of fuel per day that can be used in industries and savories manufacturing units.

At present, the pilot project is generating 3,000 liters of fuel from 6 tonne of plastic waste. Fuel generated is fully utilized by manufacturers of namkeen, chips and savouries.

IMC waste management consultant Asad Warsi said, “The response was very good and now we are coming up with a much larger facility that will help us in getting rid of most plastic waste and give fuel in return for industrial purpose.”

A tender will be floated to invite bids from participants in PPP mode for setting up the plant at Devegurdia trenching ground. IMC will provide land and plastic waste to the participant who in turn will have to pay a monthly rent to the civic body to produce furnace oil. The furnace oil will be further refined to get diesel, Warsi said.

At present, IMC is selling fuel at a cost of Rs 35 per litre to industries. IMC has already initiated talks with industries interested in purchasing fuel from the facility. The corporation already has a set network of collecting waste from households. But, now, they are planning to further add to the network to collect maximum scrap plastic waste from the city.