The Assam Kaziranga University

Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has taken the initiative to relaunch the biomethanation plant at Beelpar, Chatribari, and Paltanbazar, which began on Thursday.

According to the official, GMC has engaged GPS Renewable Technology to install, commission, operate, and maintain the bio-methanation plant, which has a capacity of 5 TPD and generates electricity from organic municipal solid waste.

According to officials, the energy generated by the plant will be used for both the facility’s operation and the city’s street lights.

Organic waste will be gathered in and around Paltan Bazar and Fancy Bazar for this purpose. The plant’s daily requirements are approximately 5000 kilos of segregated organic waste, which will generate 800 units of power and 450 kilos of manure, according to the official.

The plant was formally inaugurated on the month of August 13, 2020.

The plant was most likely initially powered by food and vegetable waste gathered from hotels, restaurants, and vegetable markets in the Paltan Bazar region.

The plant, however, was unable to get the necessary waste input due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. The factory has not been running at full capacity since then. Meanwhile, certain non-governmental organisations (NGOs) would collect waste from GMC wards 9, 10, 14, and 18 and deliver it to the facility. According to the sources, waste from other surrounding wards would be collected and provided to the plant as raw material in the near future.

The Assam Kaziranga University