Pune to house waste-to-hydrogen plant

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) announced that it will set up a solid waste-to-hydrogen plant. The project will assist the PMC in addressing the waste disposal and will also aid in generating clean power. The project will be implemented by TheGreenBillions Limited’s (TGBL) subsidiary Variate Pune Waste to Energy, with state-owned Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited serving as project management consultant.

TGBL, a Mumbai-based sustainability solutions provider will be investing over Rs 4.3 billion for the Hadapsar Industrial Estate plant. It will invest Rs 3.5 billion in the plant’s construction and an additional Rs 820 million for the storage facility and logistics support. The TGBL plant will make use of 350 tonnes of municipal waste per day from Pune to generate hydrogen for 30 years. TGBL intends to generate 10 tonnes of hydrogen per day from 350 tonnes of solid waste. It plans to complete the entire plant by November 2024.

Recently, in February 2022, the Kerala government announced a Rs 2 billion scheme to develop green hydrogen hubs in Trivandrum and Kochi. This scheme has been announced for viability gap funding, grant, and equity support to establish green hydrogen hubs over the next two years.