New Delhi: The Delhi Jal Board has taken a significant step in making compressed bio-fuels processed from sewage water. If everything goes according to the plan, a Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) production plant will be established at Keshopur towards the end of year. The plant will cater to the fuel need of more than hundred DTC buses.

On Wednesday, the board has inked a pact with Swedish government in the presence of Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) and Kalyani Group. Delhi government Chief Secretary PK Tripathi and Sweden’s Ambassador Lars-Olof Lindgren signed the deal.

Delhi Jal Board CEO Ramesh Negi said, “Initial phase of Keshopur sewage treatment plant will produce at about 25000 cubic meters of CBG which is enough for operating 125 DTC buses. This can reduce 10000 tonnes of poisonous carbon dioxide gas dissolving in environment every year.”

“Modules for producing CBG are provided by the board’s associates to minimize the Methane leakage. This plant could be crucial in controlling air pollution in Delhi and NCR,” he added.

JPN/Bureau