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Waste to Energy (May 2018)

India Infrastructure Research  has released a special report on “Waste to Energy 2018”.


India Infrastructure Research  has released a special report on "Waste to Energy 2018".

The Waste to energy (WtE) sector has started gaining traction in the last couple of years due to a number of factors. Initiatives such as the Swachh Bharat Mission and Smart Cities Mission have been driving the growth of WtE plants in the country. Currently, there are over 180 waste-to-energy (WtE) plants based on municipal solid waste (MSW), urban, industrial and agricultural waste/residues for generation of power and biogas to meet thermal and electrical energy needs of industries and for production of Bio-CNG for transportation as well as cooking fuel, etc. According to industry estimates, India produces over 151,816 tonnes per day (tpd) of smart waste, which has the potential to generate over 1,100 MW of power. However, most cities in the country lack proper segregation, transportation and storage facilities to tap this potential. Only 23 per cent of the total waste generated is processed. There is thus tremendous potential for these projects in India going forward. Meanwhile, the pace of technology adoption in the WtE segment has also improved over the years. Urban local bodies are deploying advanced control and automation solutions for WtE facilities. A number of new projects have been announced by the urban local bodies under various programmes.

The report is divided two sections with ten chapters:


  • Executive Summary
  • Current Scenario
  • Enabling Policy Framework
  • Future Outlook and Market Opportunities
  • Analysis of Operational Projects
  • Economics and Financing


  • MSW-based Power Projects
  • Industrial Waste-based Power Projects
  • Bio-gas Projects
  • Bio-CNG Projects

The report is priced at Rs 50,000 (plus 18% GST) or USD 1180.

The report is available in a PDF format.



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