The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has rolled out its Waste to Energy Programme under the umbrella scheme of National Bioenergy Programme for the duration of financial year 2021-22 to 2025-26. The budget outlay set for the Waste to Energy Programme is Rs 6 billion. The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) will be the implementing agency for this programme.
The full name for the programme is “Programme on Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes/Residues” and it may also be called as “Waste to Energy Programme”. The objective of the programme is to support the setting up of Waste to Energy projects for generation of Biogas/ BioCNG/ Power/ producer or syngas from urban, industrial and agricultural wastes/residues.
The programme provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to project developers and service charges to implementing/inspection agencies in respect of successful commissioning of Waste to Energy plants for generation of Biogas, Bio-CNG/enriched Biogas/Compressed Biogas, Power/ generation of producer or syngas. The proposal for grant of “In-Principle” approval of CFA will be accepted through BioURJA Portal. The developers are required to share plant generation data with MNRE or any other designated agency, except in the case of Biomass Gasifiers through installation of SCADA system or remote monitoring system.