Oil India Ltd and GMC collaborated to transform Municipal Solid Waste into Compressed biogas

Oil India Limited and Guwahati Municipal Corporation have signed an agreement to enter into a memorandum of understanding to convert Municipal Solid Waste into Compressed Biogas.

Oil India Ltd and GMC collaborated to transform Municipal Solid Waste into Compressed biogas

The respective agreement signed by both of the representatives has demonstrated a joint commitment to environmental conservation, efficient waste management and clean energy generation. The initiative is aimed to contribute in the field of the reduction of carbon footprint while promoting a more stable and sustainable eco-friendly future.

As per the verified sources, researchers from the Waste Management Group at IIT Guwahati, directed by Professor Ajay S. Kalamdhad have developed a new strategy to approach and assist the municipal corporations to manage organic waste.

 

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The technique is illustrated as two stage process, combined with Vermicomposting [RDVC] resulting in an efficient and environment-friendly process which will be used to produce nutrient-rich soil conditioner from invasive aquatic weeds like the Water hyacinth. Rotary Drum Composting [RDC] can convert diverse organic feedstocks into nutrient-dense compost within just 20 days and probably reduce the municipal waste volume by 60-70%.

The experiment verification has been demonstrated in the laboratory and on a large scale at the Solid Waste Laboratory of IIT Guwahati.

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Whereas, a 5000-litre RDC unit and a 3000-litre stack vermicomposting unit is established to study the large-scale effect of the process, with the moisture content controlled using horticulture waste collected on campus.

Vermicomposting is considered as a biodegradation process that normally requires a minimum of 60 Days, making the process less adaptable for urban municipal corporations.

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