GET TO KNOW YOUR WASTE AND MARKET
As a project developer, NexusNovus has been able to acquire several concessions based on either tenders or nomination. Our in-house sophisticated simulation and analysis models have allowed us to significantly reduce risks in our projects and thus avoid making the mistakes made by our peers. We work WITH waste, instead of against it.
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) contains a large fraction of organic waste that is not suitable for standard incinerator technologies. Keeping this in mind, we have adapted the technology to use the organic fraction to produce Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and use the combustible fraction to generate power through gasification. This enables us to achieve lower levelized costs and a much lower risk structure.
India faces a colossal waste management crisis due to lack of efficient waste management solutions, and this creates serious social, health, and environmental issues. As cities continue to urbanise and citizens adopt a more western lifestyle, the crisis only grows.
Several issues contribute to this. The current (road) infrastructure cannot handle the logistics, local banks do not finance projects and incineration, the default technology for most of the current or planned projects is not adequate to process typical Indian waste.
10%–20% inert materials like glass, and
a negligible amountof recyclable materials like high-end plastics and metals.
Indian waste has extremely low calorific value due to high levels of organic matter, which includes mostly waterand inert materials like sand. Sand and water do not combust well. Furthermore, the composition of Indian waste fluctuates dramatically on a day-to-day basis, making incineration even harder to control.
Due to this, waste processing plants struggle to run at 60%–70% of their designed thermal output, and often require additional fuels like Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to be expended. Incinerating Indian waste is like running a car on unrefined oil.