The $16.9 billion Mahindra Group today announced the inauguration of its Bio-CNG plant in Mahindra World City(MWC), Chennai.
A joint CSR initiative between Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) and Mahindra World City Developers Limited (MWCDL), the Bio-CNG plant was inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) — Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, in the presence of Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and other dignitaries.
Spread over an area of 1,000 square metres, the Bio-CNG plant will convert 8 tonnes of food and kitchen waste generated daily at MWC, into 1000m3 of raw biogas. Further the raw bio gas can be enriched to yield 400kg/day of purified CNG grade fuel which is equivalent to a 200kW power plant.
As a byproduct four tonnes of organic fertilizer will be produced per day. The green energy (bio CNG) can be used to replace CNG as automotive fuel and LPG for cooking purposes as well as to power street lights at MWC.