|The first W2E project in India was officially launched in Cochin, Kerala, India on February 4th, 2008. As part of its 150th year celebrations, the Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in its continuous efforts to demonstrate the collective corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the city’s business community, has embarked on an innovative solution in the COCHIN WASTE 2 ENERGY PROJECT.
Together with technical experts – W2E Ventures Inc. the Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry established Cochin W2E Projects Pvt. Ltd. – Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that is an initiative towards a clean and healthy future. The facility, located at Willingdon Island in Cochin, is scheduled to go online in November 2008 and will provide over 1 Mega Watt of electricity to the community while gasifying over 25 tons of waste per day that would otherwise have ended in a landfill or incinerated.
The former president of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who was the chief guest of the occasion laid the foundation for the Cochin Waste2Energy facility. Dr. Thomas Isac, the Finance Minister of Kerala and the ASSOCHEM President Mr. Venugopal N. Dhoot also graced the occasion.