Waste-to-energy plant to be set up in Kovai

With the city producing over 1100 tonnes of waste on a daily basis, the Coimbatore corporation plans to set up a waste to energy plant based on a model from Stuttgart region in Germany. If sources are to be believed, the announcement will come from the chief minister on August 5.

Corporation officials said that the civic body earlier generated 800 tonnes but now the production had increased by another 400 tonnes. A waste to energy plant was proposed several years ago but the authorities said they were not sure of the type of technology that could be used.

“The city mayor and corporation commissioner, who had visited Esslingen to sign the sister city agreement, also took time to visit the waste to energy plant located at Stuttgart region in Germany and were impressed by the technology,” said an engineer.

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