An all new Bio-CNG plant was set up at Mahindra World City, Chennai as a joint CSR initiative between Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) and Mahindra World City Developers Limited (MWCDL).
Spread over an area of 1,000 square metres, the Bio-CNG plant will create a carbon neutral ecosystem at Mahindra World City Chennai. The Bio-CNG plant converts 100% of the eight tons of food and kitchen waste generated daily in the city into 1000m3 of raw biogas. This 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 by-product, four tons of organic fertilizer is produced each day. The green energy (Bio-CNG) is effectively used to replace CNG as an automotive fuel (for CNG buses and tractors) and LPG for cooking purposes, as well as to power street lights at Mahindra World City, Chennai.
The organic fertilizer is used by farmers to enhance soil fertility. Furthermore, the power generated is used for buses for free shuttle service and tractors for cultivation.
Overall, it will create an end to end carbon neutral ecosystem, where even the food waste will be utilized for the benefit of the farmers. With this, Mahindra World City Chennai has become India’s first food-waste free city, a significant milestone in its journey towards becoming a low carbon footprint world city that successfully harness the opportunity to convert waste-to-wealth and improve the quality of life of all stakeholders, including local communities.
Mahindra inagurates its Bio-CNG in Mahindra World City (MWC), Chennai.
Set to create a carbon neutural ecosystem at MWC,
a true testament of ‘Rise for Good‘
Invest over Rs. 1.65 crore in this end to end green Bio-CNG plant
Spread over an area of 1,000 square metress
Eco-friendly plant, a synergistic co-creation between MRV & MWCDL
To create green from 8- 10 tons of daily food & kitchen waste at MWC
Set to generate 1000 m3 of raw bio gas per day which yields 400 kg of purified CNG grade gas/ day and 4 tons of organic fertilizer/day as by product
Biogas to fuel tractors, shuttle buses and power street lights at MWC & organic fertilizer to enhance soil fertility