Chandigarh: The committee constituted to study the conversion of plastic to fuel project has submitted its report to Mayor. The committee has also approved the project which will be brought in at Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) meeting for the approval before put up in house for final approval.
F&CC meeting is slated for October 13, said Mayor Arun Sood.
The seven member committee had approved the concept after the four member delegation submitted the preliminary report after visiting plant in Chennai plant, recently. The delegation paid three days visit to Chennai to study the working, technicalities and feasibility of the plastic to fuel plant.
As a pilot project, the plant will be of 10 tones capacity which can be further extended in the same area as need arises. And will be set up at the existing landfill area located at Dadumajra, said Mayor Arun Sood.
Mayor said, “The final report has been submitted by the committee after conducting the through study of the plastic to fuel conversion plant. The committee had given it approval and now we will put up the proposal in F7CC to approve the cost factor before it goes for final approval in house. The fuel produced can be used for industrial boilers to produce energy. The process has no residual waste and is odourless. In this process 70 to 80 pc of fuel is produced by processing plastic.”
Delegation was led by nominated councillor Surinder Bahga to Chennai to study the working of the plant.
Chandigarh produces about 500 tons of garbage daily out of that about to 10-15 percent is the plastic waste. It means Chandigarh produces near about 60 tons of plastic daily and major part of it goes to garbage processing plant directly or indirectly.
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