Bioenergen for energy from canteen waste
T he TCS development centre at Hyderabad will use a Bioenergen from Thermax to generate energy from waste. The system (three ton per day capacity) will convert biodegradable kitchen waste from its food court to biogas, which is channelled back for cooking. Thermax is also supplying a 2 x 700 KLD plant to treat the company’s sewage water. The project is under execution.
Bioenergen has been jointly developed by Thermax’s Research Technology Innovation Centre and Water and Wastewater Solutions, in partnership with BARC’s nuclear agriculture and biotechnology division. Besides producing LPG equivalent biogas for cooking, the system generates power for street lighting and organic manure for gardening and landscaping.
Pune’s engineering and management institute, MIT is another customer that uses Bioenergen for its daily kitchen waste of 500 kg. It has reduced its expenses for collection, conveyance and disposal of solid waste.