Waste-to-energy projects in India have historically been city-centric. As cities are well-served by LPG and CNG distribution systems, the Bio-CNG produced has to be used for either fuelling urban public transport, or moved to rural areas at considerable cost.

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet cleared the bio-energy policy in an attempt to attract big-ticket investments and increase agriculture income in the state. The policy aims at supporting and promoting production of compressed bio-gas, bio-coal, ethanol and bio-diesel in the state.

Indian city authorities have traditionally practised centralized management of municipal solid waste (MSW) to institute circularity for maximum resource recovery. Nearly half of our waste is organic and thus biodegradable. If not segregated and appropriately managed, this organic waste can contaminate air, water, and soil.

Over the last decade, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has explored the use of fecal sludge (FS) in combination with other organic waste sources to optimize FS treatment and composting for the production of a safe organic fertilizer, which can – depending on demand – be enriched with crop nutrients or pelletized for volume red

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Energy from Organic Waste, 05/12/2019. 96 waste-to-energy projects for generation of electricity based on Urban, industrial, agricultural waste and Municipal Solid Waste have been successfully established in the country.

Black soldier fly colonies can produce about 100 times more protein per year than chicken or soybeans, not to mention cattle, on the same area of land. The flies can directly feed on different types of organic wastes, leapfrogging closed loop processes within a circular food economy.

Resource recovery and reuse (RRR) contributes to a range of social, economic and environmental benefits that affect human well-being in developing and emerging economies.

Resource recovery and reuse (RRR) of domestic and agro-industrial waste has the potential to contribute to a number of financial, socioeconomic and environmental benefits.

Open dumping of waste and discharging untreated wastewater into environment are key causes of  environmental  pollution  in  the  developing  world,  including  South  Asian  countries.  Waste  and wastewater however can be a source for recovering energy, nutrients and water if properly treated or  recycled rather than a cause of pollution and d

By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tonnes of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tonnes. What a Waste presents national and urban waste management data from around the world and highlights the need for urgent action.

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