Good news for electric vehicle owners, the first charging station to run on leftover food from restaurants and hotels in the country

Mumbai (MumbaiThe country’s first electric vehicle fast charging station to run on food waste inCharging Station) has been prepared. Here electricity is generated from spoiled or thrown food. It is a joint project between Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Aerocar Clean Energy. It was recently inaugurated by Maharashtra Environment and Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray. Here the food waste (Food Waste) 220 kW of electricity is being produced. BMC is contemplating to start more such projects after the success of this project.

BMC will install and unit

This project to generate electricity from food waste in Mumbai is located near Haji Ali. Most of the food waste is collected from nearby big restaurants and hotels. Earlier a project was started in Jogeshwari East. There street lights are lit by electricity generated from food waste. So far 1.5 lakh kg of food waste has been processed. BMC is considering setting up such a charging station in each of its 24 administrative wards.

Charging station will be built on the side of the highway

Inaugurating the project, Maharashtra Environment and Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray said that the Maharashtra government would consider setting up more such waste-based charging stations along the highway. Through this, better management of organic waste and electric vehicles will be promoted. This will help in meeting the shortage of charging stations for electric vehicles.

Extended range of EV

The electric vehicle segment has made rapid strides in India amid rising prices of petrol and diesel. People consider them to be more economical than the running cost of fuel based vehicles. However, fossil-based fuel, mainly coal, is used to generate 59.1 percent of the electricity in the country. At the same time, the rate of waste based power generation is only 0.01 percent.

Enhanced power demand

As the market for electric vehicles is increasing, the demand for electricity will also increase in view of it. In such a situation, experiments like generating electricity from waste food can play a good role in solving this problem. Although, waste based power generation is very less in the total generation of electricity, but it can be increased with the cooperation of the government and the people. This will not only reduce power pressure, but will also reduce carbon emissions.