OIL to build CBG plant in Guwahati to utilize municipal waste

This partnership underscores a mutual commitment from both OIL and GMC to environmental conservation, effective waste management, and the generation of clean energy in the form of CBG.

Central PSU Oil India Limited (OIL) and Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) have formally agreed to collaborate on converting municipal solid waste (MSW) into compressed bio gas (CBG). The objective of the collaboration is to promote environmental sustainability and cleaner energy solutions in the country.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) for CBG generation was signed  with NRL’s Managing Director Bhaskar Jyoti Phukan representing OIL and GMC’s Commissioner Megha Nidhi Dahal (IAS) representing the Guwahati Municipal Corporation. The signing ceremony took place at the NRL Corporate Office, Guwahati, in the presence of OIL’s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Dr. Ranjit Rath, Director (Operations) Pankaj Goswami, and Director (HR) Ashok Das.

This partnership underscores a mutual commitment from both OIL and GMC to environmental conservation, effective waste management, and the generation of clean energy in the form of CBG.

The official statement held that by combining the expertise of OIL and GMC, this initiative aims to make a substantial contribution to reducing the carbon footprint and fostering a more sustainable and eco-friendly future.

As per reports, the biogas/CBG plant will come up in the outskirts of Guwahati. The CBG plant will have a capacity to generate two tonnes of biomethane on every day basis. GMC will be responsible for supplying the required waste to the plant and OIL will look after the CBG biogas generation.

On a daily basis, about 75-tonnes of segregated city waste will be brought to the plant that will generate methane and other gases of value. Guwahati produces about 240 tonnes of wet waste on a daily basis. As per GMC commissioner Megha Nidhi Dalal, the corporation will supply 150 tonnes of the total wet waste for CBG plants and OIL CBG plant will consume about half of it.

In a similar endeavour, GAIL India‘s biogas plant construction work is about to complete in Jhiri of Ranchi, Jharkhand. The operation of the plant is expected to begin in the next month of February and the full capacity operations will begin from March.

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