In an endeavour towards sustainable development, THDCIL – UJVNL Energy Company Limited (TUECO), A Joint Venture of THDC India Ltd. & UJVN Ltd., has today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nagar Nigam Haridwar to establish a Waste to Green Energy Plant worth of Rs. 140 crores. This initiative aims to convert 400 Tons Per Day of Municipal Solid Waste into 140 Tons of Green Charcoal.

Sh. R. K. Vishnoi, Chairman and Managing Director, THDC India Limited informed that the establishment of this plant is poised to address environmental challenges stemming from solid waste while fostering cleaner surroundings, aligning with the vision of Swachh Bharat. He further added that representing a landmark for the sacred city of Haridwar, this endeavour underscores India’s self-reliance ethos through the utilization of cutting-edge indigenous technology for solid waste management.

Nagar Nigam Haridwar has generously allocated approximately 10 acres of land at Sarai for the construction of this plant. The MoU was formalized between Shri Varun Chaudhary, IAS, Municipal Commissioner of Haridwar and Shri Sandeep Kumar, CEO of TUECO Ltd. in the presence of officials of TUECO & Nagar Nigam Haridwar.

The plant’s operations will involve the daily processing of 400 Tons of Municipal Solid Waste, which will be directly fed into the reactor to produce 140 Ton torrefied charcoal. This innovative process yields a substance akin to natural coal, facilitating its seamless integration as a fuel blend in thermal power plants for electricity generation. Notably, this process boasts environmental friendliness, characterized by lower operating temperatures compared to alternative technologies, thereby minimizing toxic emissions. This collaborative effort signifies a pivotal step towards sustainable waste management and underscores the commitment towards a cleaner, greener future for Haridwar and beyond.

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