India’s First Organic Waste-Powered EV Charging Station Was Inaugurated in Mumbai

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The country’s first organic waste-powered EV charging station was inaugurated at Keshavrao Khadye Road near Haji Ali in Mumbai. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra India’s first EV charging station powered by food waste.

The plant can generate 80 to 110 cubic meters of gas per day and will generate 220 units of electricity from food waste collected from its nearby areas. The generated electricity can be used to power the streetlights and electric vehicles also. 

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is now planning to set up an organic waste-powered EV charging station in each of the 24 administrative wards.

This is the first-of-its-kind project a joint venture between the civic body and AeroCare Clean Energy that uses food waste to convert to energy. The food waste includes fruit/vegetable peels, tea leaves, coffee powder, eggshells, meat and bones, food scraps, leaves and flowers composted, which are categorized as wet waste.

A waste-to-energy plant was set up at Minatai Thackeray Park and was started in September 2021. The plant utilizes food waste from neighboring areas, bulk generators like hotels, eateries, offices, etc., and converts that to energy. It consumed 1.5 lakh kg of food to generate electricity. The electronic vehicle charging station is connected to this same project. The plant processes 2 metric tonnes or 2,000 kg of wet waste per day.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The country’s first organic waste-powered EV charging station was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
  • The plant was inaugurated at Keshavrao Khadye Road near Haji Ali in Mumbai.
  • The plant can generate 80 to 110 cubic meters of gas per day and will generate 220 units of electricity from food waste collected from its nearby areas.
  • This is the first-of-its-kind project a joint venture between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and AeroCare Clean Energy that uses food waste to convert to energy.
  • The food waste includes fruit/vegetable peels, tea leaves, coffee powder, eggshells, meat and bones, food scraps, leaves, and flowers composted, which are categorized as wet waste.

   Facts to know:

  • Chief Minister of Maharashtra: Mr.Uddhav Thackeray.
  • Governor of Maharashtra: Mr.Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • The official language of Maharashtra: Marathi.
  • GI Tag products of Maharashtra: Solapur Chaddar, Kolhapuri Chappal, Nashik Valley Wine, Puneri Pagadi, etc.
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