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APM Terminals Inland Services, South Asia establishes bio-gas conversion facility in Tamil Nadu State

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 | 11:00
Plant will convert waste to bio-gas used to generate electricity in the village of Siruvakkam, for public lighting.

Siruvakkam, Tamil Nadu- APM Terminals India, in partnership with the Pratiks Enviro Foundation, Inland Services, South Asia has inaugurated a unique waste-to-biogas-to-electricity plant in Siruvakkam village in India’s Tamil Nadu State as part of its ‘Sudhar’ (Community Development) program of Corporate Social Responsibility.

The plant is the first-of-its-kind in the district, and highlights the potential of sustainable practices for the betterment of local communities. The bio-gas facility will generate 1200 Watts of electricity per month which will be used to power 20 street lights with sustainable environmentally-friendly energy. Attending the opening ceremony were over 64 members from the village and team members of the Chennai Container Freight Station of APM Terminals India Pvt. Ltd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mr. R K Sreedhar, MD and CFO, APM Terminals India Private Ltd., stated, “With the success of this project as a precedent, we are hopeful that this type of cooperation with local communities will continue to expand. This new facility has brought the village one step closer to a cleaner, more sustainable environment, and from that we all will benefit”.
Source: APM Terminals India Private Ltd.
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