SINGAPORE, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, a Singapore-headquartered end to end sustainable waste management company, today announced its recent acquisition of Yasasu Environmental Management Services, a decentralized organic waste processing company based in India.
Pali Hill Yasasu Green containerised unit processes 1 ton of organic waste per day and has the capacity to generate 10 KWH of electricity. Image by: Jessica Cheam, Blue Planet Environmental Solutions.
With this acquisition, Blue Planet now offers an innovative solution to process organic waste through decentralised containerised technology to solve Asia’s growing urban waste problem.
Yasasu’a self-contained and compact digesters can process one to five tonnes of organic waste such as leftover food, vegetable and fruit peels, garden waste and sludge, making it ideal for locations that require decentralised processing solutions.
"By thoughtful integration and finding avenues for meaningful synergies with collection and transportation technologies, Blue Planet Environmental Solutions will be able to expand and bring Yasasu’s unique solution to the forefront of waste management technology in the region," remarked Madhujeet Chimni, Founder and Chairman of Blue Planet Environmental Solutions.
He added, "Generation of energy from waste would have significant social and economic benefits, across most Asian countries."
Containing the waste problem
Asia is home to 40 per cent of the world’s population, and its cities are experiencing an accelerating rate of urbanization due to steady economic growth. As the number of mega-cities increase in the region, urban planning and environmental management has become an increasing priority for governments to ensure sustainable economic growth and a good quality of life for their citizens.
Waste collected in this region is often dumped in non-engineered landfills, which leads to severe environment impacts through leachate generation and landfill gas emission due to the large organic composition of waste which accounts for up to 85 per cent in some countries.
To find a solution to this growing challenge, Yasasu Green’s dedicated team of technical experts and thought leaders designed a small scale containerized product to treat waste at source based on DRYCO-ADTM technology.
Suhas Bhand, Chairman of Yasasu Green, said, "After nine years of experience, we have a deep understanding of what are the requirements of urban centres in the country. The main problem faced by cities is land availability, which makes it difficult to set up a large centralized plant for waste processing. Therefore, we have developed this decentralized system to optimize waste management at the precinct level in urban areas."
Using an advanced biological process based on the proven high solid thermophilic biomethanation process for treating MSW, the unit generates biogas and high-quality compost.
The recovered biogas can be used directly for cooking (as a fuel) or converted into electricity which gets channelled back to power the Yasasu Green unit, making it self-sufficient, while also providing electricity to the local communities.
One containerised processing unit of 2/1 (mixed/segregated) ton of waste per day is capable of producing 250 kg of bio-compost and 120 Nm3 of bio-gas per day. Yasasu Green is a swift and simple solution ideal for the urban and semi-urban market in cities in the region for decentralized processing of organic municipal solid waste.
A 1 TPD feed capacity plant has been installed and is successfully operating in Mumbai, India in agreement with the Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation & Pali Hill Resident Welfare Association.
One of the largest public sector undertaking in India has awarded Yasasu Green a contract to install three containerised unit to segregate and process 10 TPD of mixed waste in Varanasi, India. Along with this project, Yasasu units are also being deployed at multiple sites across the country for efficient processing of organic waste.
Sustainable Waste Management
As Asia’s ambition to achieve improved urban and rural sanitation standards, gathers pace, demand for innovative models like Yasasu to process waste by creating scalable and practical solutions is steadily rising.
"Yasasu’s distributed waste-to-energy solution would dramatically reduce disposal to landfill and generate clean, reliable energy from a renewable fuel source. We are excited about its unique offering as it is highly scalable and will meaningfully contribute to Blue Planet’s rapid growth plans," said Prashant Singh, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Blue Planet Environmental Solutions.
"Waste management is a responsibility and that has been our philosophy in creating technological solutions for maximising resource recovery. With the given growth strategy and shared vision of Blue Planet, we look forward to expand our product portfolio and taking our products to global markets," said Yashas Bhand, Chief Executive Officer of Yasasu Green.
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About Blue Planet Environmental Solutions
Blue Planet Environmental Solution is a Singapore headquartered company driving regional sustainability through technology driven and IT based end to end solutions, for waste management and resource recovery.
Blue Planet Environmental Solutions has selectively acquired technologies and teams successful in their own domain which includes collection and transportation, segregation, and processing and treatment of waste.
About Yasasu Environmental Management Services
Yasasu Environmental Management Services has been incubated by Organic Recycling Systems to cater to the needs of urban civic local bodies for effective processing and disposal of municipal solid waste. The company has developed the product ‘Yasasu Green’, small scale containerized product to treat waste at source based on DRYCO-AD™ technology.