Mumbai: BMC’s waste-to-energy plant project delayed yet again


Mumbai: BMC’s waste-to-energy plant project delayed yet again

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) ambitious plan to generate energy out of the waste at Deonar dumping yard has been delayed, yet again.

The four bidders that have shown their interest in the project have sought an extension, sixth so far, to conduct a contour survey and estimate calorific value of the waste. The civic body has extended the bidding deadline till next month.

A calorific value (CV) is the energy contained in a fuel or food, determined by measuring the heat produced by the complete combustion of a specified quantity of it.

Debris reduces the calorific value of the waste, which in turn brings down the generation of energy after waste processing. The bidders had given the same reason in last December, too, while seeking an extension. Read More

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