NTPC to set up Waste to Energy Plant for Rs 180 crore in Varanasi

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NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has signed an agreement with Varanasi Nagar Nigam for setting up a Waste to Energy (WTE) Plant worth Rs 180 crore.

The Waste to Energy plant will help in mitigating environmental hazards caused by solid waste and bring clean surroundings. NVVN has placed the order for EPC contract work of the for solid waste plant for the execution of the project.

Varanasi Nagar Nigam has allocated about 20 acres of land at Ramana for setting up the plant.

The plant with a waste segregation facility of 600- 800 tons per day of Municipal Solid Waste will be installed under the project. Further, this waste will be processed and fed into the reactor to produce torrefied charcoal.

The torrefied charcoal which is similar to natural coal can be blended with fuel in thermal power plants to produce electricity. The process is environmental-friendly as the temperature is lower than other technologies, due to which there are no toxic emissions.

Recently, NVVN signed a similar agreement with Bhopal Municipal Corporation.

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