Now, vehicles to run on compressed biogas in city
Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) and Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) on Thursday inked an MoU for setting up of a plant to produce compressed biogas with the garbage collected from the city. The CPG produced would be used for various purposes including fuel for running vehicles in the city.
The MoU was signed for the construction of a compressed biogas plant for garbage-to-gas production in the office room of Chief Minister Hemant Soren on the Assembly premises.
The MoU was signed by KB Singh, Executive Director on behalf of GAIL India and Mukesh Kumar, Municipal Commissioner of Ranchi. On this occasion, the CM also congratulated GAIL India Limited and Ranchi Municipal Corporation. Departmental Secretary Vinay Kumar Choubey, while congratulating the officers of Municipal Corporation and GAIL India, directed to start work in this direction soon.
Notably, by processing 300 tonnes of organic waste per day in Ranchi, a target has been set to produce about 10 tonnes of compressed biogas per day. Gail India Limited will set up two 150-150 tonne plants for this. A plant will be set up in the first phase, the construction of which may take about two years. For this, the Ranchi Municipal Corporation is providing eight acres of land in Jhiri to GAIL India Limited. At the same time, if the need arises in the second phase, the municipal corporation will also arrange for additional land.
GAIL India Limited will set up an organic waste processing plant of 300 MT / day in two phases in Ranchi. In the first phase, a 150 tonne capacity organic waste processing plant will be built. A plant will produce 5 tonnes of compressed biogas in a day. The age limit of the plant will be more than 20 years.
The Ranchi Municipal Corporation will provide the required eight acres of land for the plant on lease rent to GAIL India Limited. The cost of construction of the plant will be around Rs 28.19 crore, which will be spent by GAIL India. Two gas filling plants will also be constructed inside the city and in the outer area of the city. After the implementation of this system, Ranchi Municipal Corporation will be able to save Rs 81 crore in 20 years from the expenditure incurred on the processing of waste.
One plot of 3600 square meters for two outlets will be provided by the Municipal Corporation in the city and the other outside the city. GAIL India Limited will contribute ten percent of its revenue to the municipal corporation, which will help in the transportation of waste. The Ranchi Municipal Corporation will be able to claim 100 per cent of the carbon credits in case of waste processing. The pollution level generated by garbage will decrease due to scientific processing.
During the MoU, Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Ranchi Mayor Asha Lakra, Deputy Mayor Sanjeev Vijayvargiya, Municipal Development and Housing Department Secretary Vinay Kumar Choubey, Director of State Urban Development Agency Amit Kumar, Municipal Commissioner of Ranchi, Mukesh Kumar, Ashish Chatterjee, Joint Secretary in the Government of India on behalf of GAIL India Limited, MV Iyer, Director (BD) GAIL India Ltd, GAIL India Limited KB Singh, Executive Director (Projects) and Alok Kumar, General Manager (CGD), GAIL were present.