JSW Steels manages its food waste with a Biogas Plant

JSW Steels manages its food waste with a Biogas Plant

Volume 1 Edition 8

by admin on 13-01-2024



In 2018, JSW Steels Limited in Salem installed a biogas Plant, to treat its food and vegetable waste generated in its canteen. Recognizing the need for alternative energies, the company collaborated with Green Connect, discovering innovative solutions and embracing the benefits of biogas in their pursuit of environmental stewardship. Green Connect responded by introducing a cutting-edge biogas model, the high-pressure biogas plant, tailored to JSWs needs. The results were impressive – the plant successfully processed 75 kg of food waste daily, yielding a remarkable 8 cubic meters of biogas. To put this in perspective, its equivalent to 4 kg of LPG, a substantial contribution to their energy needs. A biogas plant comprises crucial components for efficient gas generation and utilization. The digester, the central chamber for anaerobic bacterial digestion, ensures uniform waste distribution. Inoculum jumpstarts biogas production, and

a fiberglass gas holder stores the generated was with corrosion resistance. Intricately designed gas piping minimizes pressure loss, and a moisture separator prevents clogging. Automation, including booster automation and a smart flow meter, enhances operational safety and enables real-time gas consumption tracking. To optimize performance, users must adhere to guidelines, including gradual waste feeding, regular maintenance, and avoiding overloading for sustained functionality and efficiency. In the last six years, JSW had a problem only with their biogas flow meter, which measures how much biogas is produced. Green Connects service team promptly addressed and resolved the issue. JSW is not only benefitting from an eco-friendly energy source but also making significant strides in waste management. The success of the high-pressure biogas plant model has left JSW Steels Limited satisfied, and they continue to receive efficient and prompt servicing from Green Connect.