CEID to build a 5000 cu mt CBG Plant at Nalanda University to generate electricity from campus waste

CEID to build a 5000 cu mt CBG Plant at Nalanda University to generate electricity from campus waste

The new campus of Nalanda University in Bihar’s Rajgir to get a 200 kwh electricity generation plant, designed and implemented by CEID

  • By ICN Bureau | July 05, 2024

CEID Consultants and Engineering, the leading EPC company for CBG manufacturing plants has announced the establishment of a 5000 m³ compressed biogas (CBG) Plant at the new campus of Nalanda University. The plant aimed at generating 200 kW of electricity per hour, support for campus sustainability, and potential reduction in carbon footprint. The university is going to spend approximately INR 15 Crore to build the plant.

The recently inaugurated Nalanda University, built at a cost of Rs 1,749 crore and inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, aims to achieve self-sustainability and become a net-zero campus. With this sustainable ambition, the university plans to establish a CBG plant that will convert the daily food waste of the campus into electricity.

CEID Consultants and Engineering are responsible for designing, supplying, installing, testing, and commissioning a biogas co-generation and bio-methanation plant at Nalanda University. The plant will generate electricity using regular food waste from the university campus, where the university hostel accommodates around 550 students, with a total university capacity of 7,500 teachers and students. The plant will utilize daily food waste from these facilities and other feedstocks such as municipal solid waste (MSW) and cow dung to generate electricity.

Speaking about the upcoming plant as the EPC contractor for Nalanda, Abhinav Govil, DGM - Marketing of CEID Consultants and Engineering, said, “I am thrilled to announce our collaboration with Nalanda University in establishing a 5000 m³ CBG plant on their new campus in Rajgir, Bihar. By generating this 200 kW of electricity per hour from Nalanda’s food waste, our commitment to sustainability is set to mark a step towards a green future. This initiative supports the Indian government’s vision to transform waste into wealth.”

“With our target set for project completion by the end of December 2024, the civil design of the plant is nearing its final stages, and the mechanical work is currently in progress. We are proud to contribute our expertise to such a prestigious project and look forward to its successful implementation," Govil added.

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