BIAL to set up Solid Waste Management facility

The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), India has announced it will set up its own integrated solid waste management facility, which will be commissioned in January 2019. The facility will handle the 20 tonnes of waste generated daily at the airport, as per the release.

The organic waste will be converted into sustainable bio-energy through a process of biomethanation. The energy is said to be enough to power about 5,000 households each year. The facility will generate about 1.5 million kg of Class A organic compost per year, while recyclable waste will be segregated and sent to recyclers, the release stated.

Waste-News5The facility is being built by Ekolog Ltd., a Polish company, which has been roped in for the project on a design-build-own-operate basis.

Ratna Prabha, chief secretary and chairperson of Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) which operates KIA, said the facility is a big leap towards sustainability, leading to scientific and systematic waste management, including reduced landfill and increased resource recovery. Hari Marar, managing director and CEO at BIAL said KIA will be the first in Asia to adopt in-house sustainable and integrated waste management facility.