BANGALORE: Even as Bangalore struggles to deal with its waste, a city-based firm will soon be offering help to Mexico in treating its solid waste.
Bangalore-based Scalene Energy Research Institute (SERI) said it is taking up urban solid waste management at Toluca and will also be involved in the cleaning-up of Lake Chapala in Mexico.
Company officials said they had given the same ideas to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), but it ignored them.
Dr Rajah Vijay Kumar, Group Chair, Organization de Scalene, told reporters that after the court summoned the firm a year-and-half ago to give suggestions on solid waste management, it had suggested that the BBMP extract gas as landfills mature after seven years.
“The piles of waste in Mandur have been lying for 10 years. We can extract methane, but there was no response,” said Kumar.
The company has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Mexican authorities and, in eight months, a plant will be set up at Mexico.
The firm has already set up its Dynamic Continuous Extra High Pressure Leachate Extraction Methanization technology (for natural gas) unit at Tumkur where 30 tonnes of waste is used to generate one mega watt of power.
A Fine Particle Shortwave Thrombotic Agglomeration Reactor (which treats dirty water into potable) was set up to treat water in Kodagu.
About 25,000 litres of coffee pulp water will be treated at the facility, he said.