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THDCIL-UJVNL Joint Venture TUECO Signs MoU with Nagar Nigam Haridwar for Waste to Green Energy Plant

Rishikesh, April 29:

In a significant move towards sustainable development, THDCIL-UJVNL Energy Company Limited (TUECO), a collaboration between THDC India Ltd. & UJVN Ltd., has sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nagar Nigam Haridwar to establish a Waste to Green Energy Plant, valued at Rs. 140 crores. This transformative initiative aims to convert 400 Tons Per Day of Municipal Solid Waste into 140 Tons of Green Charcoal.

Sh. R. K. Vishnoi, Chairman and Managing Director of THDC India Limited, highlighted that this plant’s establishment will effectively address environmental challenges associated with solid waste while promoting cleaner surroundings, in line with the vision of Swachh Bharat. He emphasized that this endeavor, a landmark for the sacred city of Haridwar, exemplifies India’s self-reliance ethos through the use of cutting-edge indigenous technology for solid waste management.

Nagar Nigam Haridwar has generously provided approximately 10 acres of land at Sarai for the plant’s construction. The MoU was formally signed between Shri Varun Chaudhary, IAS, Municipal Commissioner of Haridwar, and Shri Sandeep Kumar, CEO of TUECO Ltd., in the presence of officials from TUECO and Nagar Nigam Haridwar.

The plant’s operations will involve daily processing of 400 Tons of Municipal Solid Waste, with the resultant production of 140 Tons of torrefied charcoal. This innovative process yields a substance similar to natural coal, facilitating its seamless integration as a fuel blend in thermal power plants for electricity generation. Notably, this process is environmentally friendly, characterized by lower operating temperatures compared to alternative technologies, thereby minimizing toxic emissions.

This collaborative effort marks a pivotal step towards sustainable waste management and underscores the commitment to a cleaner, greener future for Haridwar and beyond.

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