PMC to convert waste into hydrogen gas

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The project will have the capacity of converting 350 metric tonnes waste into hydrogen gas and this goal will be achieved by April 2024.

Pune: Pune Municipal Corporation has decided to convert waste into hydrogen gas using plasma gasification technology developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). The project will be set up at Ramtekadi, Hadaspar in collaboration with an organisation, The Green Billions Limited.   

The project will have the capacity of converting 350 metric tonnes waste into hydrogen gas and this goal will be achieved by April 2024. By then using 50 metric tonnes of biofertilizers, 9 metric tonnes of hydrogen gas will be produced at the site. 

In order to reduce the import of natural gas and other petroleum products from abroad, the Government of India has decided to produce hydrogen gas in an environmentally friendly way and so, Pune Municipal Corporation has taken up this project.  

The project has economic benefits as hydrogen produced from waste will be sent into the city’s gas distribution network. Due to this project, 2.5 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent can be reduced and more than 23.8 million metric tonnes of waste will be diverted from the project to the landfill. As this waste will include biodegradable, non-biodegradable and household waste, it will be segregated at ‘The Green Billions facility‘ in Pune using a sensor technology. This project will also help to achieve the goal of proper waste treatment in Pune. 

Mrunal Jadhav

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