Welingkar’s Institute of Management recently installed a biogas plant at their Mumbai campus as part of an initiative to convert waste into usable forms of energy. The biogas unit will use the wet waste generated in the cafeteria of the campus to produce clean energy that will provide a part of the institute’s energy needs.
Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director of Welingkar’s, informs us that the biogas unit was installed by the Swedish company called Cleantech that had participated in the India Sweden Energy Accelerator at WeSchool last year. Dr Salunkhe further stated that this environment friendly initiative will enable the institute to manage solid waste in a convenient and efficient manner.
The initiative will also lead to reduced usage of LPG cylinders. Renowned Indian energy companies like Sahara India Pariwar, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd, Tata Power, Ultratech etc attended the event seeking potential partnerships with Swedish counterparts like Opcon, S Solar, HiNation, FOV Biogas, Clean Motion etc in the form of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.
Our students helped the Swedish companies, informs Dr. Uday Salunkhe, in providing clean technology for energy generation, find business partners in India so that they may make their innovative technologies for renewable energy generation available to the masses in India.
The biogas unit at Welingkar Institute’s Mumbai campus will primarily take care of solid waste. Solid waste management has been a huge problem for a populated city like Mumbai, notes Dr. Uday Salunkhe. What the biogas initiative will do is eradicate the problem of accumulation of waste and convert the same into a clean form of usable energy.
With Swachh Bharat also aimed at waste management and a clean India, Welingkar’s Institute is moving in the right direction with the biogas initiative. Dr. Uday Salunkhe congratulated his team and expressed his pride and gratitude towards these intitiatives.