Electricity-from-waste for Bangalore

In Bangalore, India, a landfill waste-to-electricity plant has been installed at K R Puram.

Following two decades of research Scalene Energy Research Institute (SERI) provided the technology for the power plant. Named Spiral Protium Accelerated Reactor Super Enrichment (SPARSE), SERI claims that its technology is the first of its kind in the world.

The technology has not yet been commercialised but the advisor to Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy A. Shukla believes that the cities would become cleaner and less polluted should the technology be developed on a large-scale basis.

A number of companies have expressed interest in erecting similar plants in the region, including the UB Group, Global Green Energy Parks and Malankara Plantations.