To bring Punjab on number one in terms of producing green and clean energy, the state New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister Aman Arora visited the Sustainable Impacts Plant at Bengaluru to study generation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Compressed Biogas (CBG) from Municipal waste and Agriculture residue.
Notably, the Sustainable Impacts is a joint venture of two Bengaluru based start-ups — Carbon Masters and Hasiru Dala Innovations; and they have capabilities and expertise in the field of waste management and carbon emission control.
Meanwhile, Arora, along with Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) chief executive Sumeet Jarangal and PEDA director MP Singh extended an invitation to the Sustainable Impacts' team to visit the State and explore feasibilities to set up plants in Punjab.
Sharing his experiences after visiting the plant, Arora on Monday said that this project could also be replicated in the cities, towns, and major villages of Punjab. As the State has agriculture residue in abundance, this technology would be of great use not only for producing CBG and CNG but also producing organic fertilizer as a bi-product, which would reduce the use of chemical fertilizer, he added.
Arora emphasized that the volume of urban solid waste, if not addressed adequately, the most of this waste would end up in landfills causing major health and environmental issues. He said that the Mann Government has been paying due focus on framing policies, programmes and management strategies to find sustainable solutions to meet this challenge.