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CSR: 1.4 Million kg CO2 curbed by EcoGram project towards sustainability efforts

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1.4 Million kg CO2 curbed by HMIF's EcoGram project towards sustainability efforts
 
EcoGram, a green initiative in the form of a Biogas plant and material recovery facility, setup by Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF) in Gurugram, has helped in saving 1.4 million kg of CO2 emissions. Operational since October 2022, the facility has contributed to the environment by processing 4,04,000 kg waste collected from over 2000 households, as well as the Hyundai Motor India Headquarters in Gurugram. HMIF is the philanthropic arm of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL). EcoGram is setup at a cost of Rs. 2.13 crore. The facility has an annual electricity generation capacity of 76 megawatt, and is currently self-sustaining with plans of supplying electricity to the grid in the near future.
Speaking on the impact of this environment friendly project, Mr. Puneet Anand, AVP & Vertical Head – Corporate Affairs, Hyundai Motor India Limited, said, “EcoGram is an initiative towards sustainable management of waste in metropolitan cities. We have saved considerable amount of waste from ending up in landfills, curbing 1.4 million kg of CO2 emissions, creating a self-sustaining facility and aim to set a benchmark for other cities to follow. EcoGram facility will continue to serve Gurugram and would aim to contribute towards the betterment of the environment and pave the roadmap for a sustainable future.”

EcoGram Biogas Plant & Material Recovery Facility

Situated in the heart of Gurugram, Haryana, EcoGram is HMIF’s sustainable answer for waste management concerns in metropolitan cities. The unit processes wet waste to produce Biogas which is then used to produce electricity. The plant also processes dry waste for recycling, which is then given to aggregators for recycling. The facility has a daily capacity of processing 2,000 kg wet waste and 5,000 kg dry waste.
Since EcoGram’s inception in October 2022, the facility has processed significant volumes of household waste which would have ended up in landfills. By curbing greenhouse gas emissions directly released from landfills, the facility has contributed to the reduction of 1.4 million kg CO2 emissions, thus contributing to environmental sustainability.
The plant has an installed capacity of producing 200 kilowatt electricity per day. Its 76 megawatt annual capacity is a model showcase of electricity generation from waste. The facility has produced overall 40,000 metric tonne biogas comprising of 24,240 metric tonnes methane, which has led to the production of 40 megawatt electricity till now. The facility is currently self-sustaining and aims to ramp up its operation to process more waste so that it can supply electricity to the grid in the future.
With support of the Metropolitan Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), EcoGram receives its waste intake from three RWA’s comprising of over 2000 households. The waste is collected and transported to the facility in co-ordination with the authorities and appointed vendors post which it is processed at EcoGram.
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