BBMP, France and 3WAYSTE Launch Waste Management Feasibility Study in Bengaluru
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2018, BBMP and French environmental technology company 3WAYSTE launched a technical feasibility study on waste management in the City of Bengaluru.
Bangalore, 6 June 2018
The study will look at how to deploy the company’s patented waste management technology under the local conditions in Bengaluru. The study will be carried out in cooperation with BBMP and is supported by the French Government under its FASEP program. Results are expected in fall 2018.
The kick-off meeting at BBMP was attended by BBMP Commissioner Maheshwara Rao, Joint Commissioner Waste Management Safaraz Khan, Bengaluru Mayor Sampath Raj, the French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler, company representatives and invited guests.
3WAYSTE CEO Robert Filipp said, “Waste management is a recognized priority by the Government and local authorities. We are delighted to be part of the solution with our patented technology, which is capable of recovering more than 90% of any waste and converting it into energy, compost and raw materials. We believe the Bengaluru project can serve as a model showcase for other cities.”
ACS Urban Development Mahendra Jain said, “Bengaluru desperately needs waste–to-energy solution. Only then will the value of waste as a resource be realized. The new waste processing system will significantly improve the situation in Bengaluru and we are working closely with 3WAYSTE to start operations as quickly as possible. There will be a demand for waste and waste will find its way to the plants rather than stay in public places”
Mayor Sampath Raj said, ”Bengaluru is committed to better waste management and innovative technologies and solutions to meet this challenge we are delighted to partner up with 3WAYSTE”.
French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler said, “Yesterday, India hosted World Environment Day. The theme for 2018 “beat plastic pollution” reminds us that solid waste management is the need of the hour, especially in order to fight climate change. I am deeply convinced that we need to move towards a circular economy: one that doesn’t accept any material as waste. French companies have significant experience and success in the management of waste. 3WAYSTE has an innovative automated process for sorting and recycling household waste.
Thanks to the financial support of the French Government, 3WAYSTE will conduct a feasibility study on how to adapt its innovative and patented technology under the local conditions in Bengaluru. I firmly believe that this project is a flagship for the French offer. I am convinced that this project will reinforce the cooperation between France and Bengaluru in the sector of urban development”.
In March, during the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India BBMP and 3WAYSTE signed an MOU to carry out the feasibility study.
In February, the Karnataka Government had approved a 3WAYSTE waste processing plant located at Chikkanagamangla. The state-of the art facility will process 500 tons of solid waste per day from BBMP and private bulk generators into electricity, natural compost for agriculture and raw materials.
Currently, 3WAYSTE has a presence in France, the site of the original plant and location of the Technology Centre, Canada, La Reunion and now in Bengaluru. Additional projects in India and other locations are under development.
3WAYSTE SAS is an environmental technology company that emerged out of a family recycling business in Le-Puyen Velay, France established in 1991. After more than 10 years of R&D, 3WAYSTE has developed and patented a new technology for processing solid waste. The 3WAYSTE© technology allows more than 90% of waste, including mixed waste, to be recovered and valorized in form of products such as high-quality natural fertilizer, solid recovered fuel for energy needs and electricity generation and recycled raw materials. The unprecedented level of waste valorization makes a significant contribution to the sustainability of our planet by reducing landfills, mass incineration and greenhouse gas emissions.