Resource Recovery – Energy

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE TO ENERGY RECOVERY

As per Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEFCC) Government of India information, municipal areas in the country generate 1, 33,760 metric tonnes per day of municipal solid waste (MSW), of which only 91,152 TPD waste is collected and 25,884 (TPD) treated. In most of the Indian cities, the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) collection, segregation, transportation, processing and disposal is carried out by the respective municipal corporations and the state governments enforce regulatory policies. n most of the Indian cities open dumping is the common practice which is adversely affecting on environment and public health. The emphasis now is on management of the waste through a sustainable business model which includes segregation of municipal solid waste at source, door to door collection by involving waste collectors, processing of segregated waste in to useful products such as leachate, methane, compost, etc.

With growing public awareness about sanitation, and with increasing pressure on the government and urban local bodies to manage waste more effectively, the Indian waste to energy sector is poised to grow at a rapid pace in the years to come. The dual pressing needs of waste management and reliable renewable energy source are creating attractive opportunities for investors and project developers in the waste to energy sector.

Most wastes that are generated find their way into land and water bodies without proper treatment, causing severe water and air pollution. The problems caused by solid and liquid wastes can be significantly mitigated through the adoption of environment-friendly waste to energy technologies that will allow treatment and processing of wastes before their disposal.
The environmental benefits of waste to energy, as an alternative to disposing of waste in landfills, are clear and compelling. Waste to energy generates clean, efficient and reliable energy from a renewable fuel source, thus reducing dependence on fossil fuels, the combustion of which is a major contributor to Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.

MSW to Energy Track Themes :

  • 1) Energy and environmental challenges in the institutional, industrial, and commercial sectors.
  • 2) Energy Audits and the Value of Assessing Energy Efficiency Opportunities
  • 3) Concepts, Innovative Technologies, Barriers, and Solutions for Converting municipal solid waste and wastewater to bio energy
  • 4) Bioenergy Uses and Applications – thermal generation, electric generation, combined heat and power (CHP), vehicle fuel, injection into the natural gas pipeline
  • 5) The Business Case: Assessing the Economics of Waste-to-Energy Projects
  • 6) Case Studies of MSW Facilities and Wastewater Treatment Plants that Implemented Waste-to-Energy Projects

Speakers

Director of the Energy Resources Center (ERC)

University of Illinois at Chicago

Sr Vice President

Marquis Energy, IL

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

Cliff Haefke has 19+ years of experience in the energy industry and is the Director of the Energy Resources Center (ERC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The ERC is an interdisciplinary public service, research, and special projects organization that works to improve energy efficiency and the environment, providing expertise in the areas of energy efficiency, distributed generation, and biofuels/bioenergy. Cliff serves as Director of the U.S. DOE Midwest and Central Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships, the Assistance Director of the U.S. DOE Industrial Assessment Center, and as President of the Midwest Cogeneration Association. Cliff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UIC and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business.

Cliff Haefke has 19+ years of experience in the energy industry and is the Director of the Energy Resources Center (ERC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The ERC is an interdisciplinary public service, research, and special projects organization that works to improve energy efficiency and the environment, providing expertise in the areas of energy efficiency, distributed generation, and biofuels/bioenergy. Cliff serves as Director of the U.S. DOE Midwest and Central Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnerships, the Assistance Director of the U.S. DOE Industrial Assessment Center, and as President of the Midwest Cogeneration Association. Cliff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UIC and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business.

Mr Suresh Jambunathan completed his BE (Petrochemical Engineering) in 1994 from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT-P) and an MS (Food Science) in 1997 from the Pennsyslvania State University, PA in the USA. His experience includes process design, project management and project financing across Food, Beverage & Agricultural processing and petrochemical plants.  His functional expertise includes dairy plant design plus developing Energy recycling and water and wastewater treatment projects. Suresh has developed, designed-commissioned and helped finance several projects

In November 2018, he started Energy and Water Development LLC (www.enwadev.com) to offer an A-B-C solution to customers.

A: Consulting

B: Development (technical, legal/contractual, environmental etc…) plus project finance

C: Operations & Maintenance of Energy & Water assets

He is also the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Business Development & Engineering at Marquis Energy (ME).  Marquis Energy owns & operates the world’s largest single site ethanol plant in Hennepin IL, and a smaller plant in Necedah in central Wisconsin.

Mr Suresh Jambunathan completed his BE (Petrochemical Engineering) in 1994 from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT-P) and an MS (Food Science) in 1997 from the Pennsyslvania State University, PA in the USA. His experience includes process design, project management and project financing across Food, Beverage & Agricultural processing and petrochemical plants.  His functional expertise includes dairy plant design plus developing Energy recycling and water and wastewater treatment projects. Suresh has developed, designed-commissioned and helped finance several projects

In November 2018, he started Energy and Water Development LLC (www.enwadev.com) to offer an A-B-C solution to customers.

A: Consulting

B: Development (technical, legal/contractual, environmental etc…) plus project finance

C: Operations & Maintenance of Energy & Water assets

He is also the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Business Development & Engineering at Marquis Energy (ME).  Marquis Energy owns & operates the world’s largest single site ethanol plant in Hennepin IL, and a smaller plant in Necedah in central Wisconsin.

Dr Sushant Anand is currently working as Asst Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. His Education includes B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, M.S., Thermal, Energy and Environmental Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering
University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
He has published several papers, and details are at: https://mie.uic.edu/profiles/anand-sushant/

Dr Sushant Anand is currently working as Asst Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. His Education includes B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, M.S., Thermal, Energy and Environmental Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering
University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
He has published several papers, and details are at: https://mie.uic.edu/profiles/anand-sushant/