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Converting solid waste into bio-fuel: It’s all happening in Nagaland

Submitted by scc india staff on December 8, 2016

December 15th will be a historic day for the state of Nagaland. Dimapur Municipal Council, (DMC) in partnership with Newwaves Biofuels India Pvt Ltd, a Hyderabad-based company, has implemented a revolutionary integrated solid waste management system. The system will produce bio-fuels with organic farming, encourage skill development, and implement a waste and drinking water management project. This is the first such project to be implemented in the country.  

Meanwhile, this project is coming as a literal breather for the citizens of Dimapur, as the commercial hub may get relief from the putrid smell emanating from the waste accumulated at the DMC dumping site. 

Speaking to the Council, Krishna Prasanth, MD, Newwaves Biofuels, said that the municipal solid waste project is the first of its kind to be implemented under the ‘Make in India’ programme. He added that the technology for waste-to-heat and conversion of solid waste into bio-fuel would be sourced from the UK and the USA. However, the machines will be manufactured in India. 

Prasanth declined to disclose details on the technology to be used in this project as it is patented. With the implementation of the programme, DMC would be able to manage waste in a proper manner, and earn revenue for taking up more developmental programmes.