Bhubaneswar, Jan 23: The East Coast Railway commissioned a Waste to Energy Plant here at Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop.
Railway Board Member (Rolling Stock) Rajesh Agarwal inaugurated the plant on Wednesday night.
This Waste to Energy Plant, a patented technology called POLYCRACK, is first-of-its-kind in Indian Railways and 4th in India.
It is world’s first patented heterogeneous catalytic process which converts multiple feed stocks into hydrocarbon liquid fuels, gas, carbon and water.
Earlier, lots of non-ferrous scrap generated from the Carriage Repair Workshop had no efficient method of disposal. As a result, these elements were being disposed by landfills, which had environmentally hazardous impact.