Tirunelveli Corporation has enlisted the servicesof AAPL Infra Private Limited, Madurai, in partnership with Rochem Separations Systems India Private Limited, Mumbai, for the project.

The Corporation has enlisted the services of a Madurai-based firm to generate electricity from recycled waste collected from the Ramaiyanpatti garbage dump.

The company proposes to generate 2 MW of electricity every hour, which will be sold to the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation.

AAPL Infra Private Limited, Madurai, in partnership with Rochem Separations Systems India Private Limited, Mumbai, won the open tender for the project. The Corporation will supply garbage to the company with the revenue generated to be shared on a 50:50 basis.

As per the proposal submitted by the Madurai firm, the project, to be executed under DFBOT (Design, Finance, Build, Operate and Transfer) mode by establishing the plant on 15 acres of land, will have an outlay of Rs.72 crore and generate 2 MW power (for every 60 minutes) from 160 tonnes of garbage using Concord Blue Technology, the only commercially proven non-polluting solution that transforms nearly any form of local waste into a variety of renewable fuels and electricity.

The garbage arriving at the Ramaiyanpatti dumping yard will be stored at a particular spot and covered to eliminate the stench. The inert waste, which will be 15 per cent of the total quantum of garbage used for power generation, will be utilised for land-filling. The waste water from the power generation unit will be recycled through the reverse osmosis process.