• Work On Brahmapuram CBG Plant To Begin Soon

    The work on compressed biogas (CBG) plant proposed at Brahmapuram will soon be started. The private firm which was awarded the work has started bringing the machineries to the site. Kochi corporation officials said that preliminary works like preparation of ground is expected to start by next week. As per schedule, the work will be completed within a year.

    The civic body will facilitate various requirements like power and water for the CBG plant. Around 100 million litre per day (MLD) of water will have to be provided to the BPCL Kochi Refinery for the trial run of the plant.

    Corporation has suggested the BPCL Kochi Refinery to draw water from Kadambrayar which flows by the solid waste treatment plant premises at Brahmapuram. At the same time, shortage of water in Kadambrayar is an issue.

    The BPCL Kochi Refinery had approached the city corporation authorities for setting up a CBG plant at Brahmapuram a couple of years ago. At that time, the local body authorities turned down the offer citing that a waste to energy plant was to come up at Brahmapuram.

    In the aftermath of the fire outbreak at the solid waste treatment plant premises on March 2, 2023, corporation and state govt were forced to cancel the proposal for waste to energy plant. It was then that the BPCL Kochi Refinery again approached the govt with the CBG plant project.

    The city corporation has to hand over ten acres of land at the solid waste treatment plant premises to the BPCL Kochi Refinery for setting up the CBG plant. The plant will have a capacity to treat 150 tonne of biodegradable waste every day.

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