Our Mid-Scale Plants

Green Elephant offers solutions for a variety of needs. With its mid-scale plants Green Elephant focuses on projects that annually produce between 40.000 and 200.000 m³ of biogas. These plants are especially important for municipal, industrial and agricultural waste.

The amount of municipal solid waste is increasing daily and becoming a severe challenge for municipalities. Simultaneously the collection, transportation and disposal costs are becoming more expensive. In general, 30-40 % of municipal solid waste is organic in nature and alternative concepts, particular for the organic fraction of municipal solid waste, are becoming an attractive discharge solution compared to the conventional solution of land filling.

Another considerable amount of solid or liquid organic waste is discharged by industries. Industries with high organic loaded waste are for example:

  • Food industry: Sugar industry, bakeries, vegetable processing companies, slaughterhouses, potato processing companies, etc.
  • Beverage industry: Distilleries, breweries, soft drinks, fruit juices manufactures, etc.
  • Industrial products: Pharmaceutical and chemical industry, starch and rubber manufacture, paper industry, etc.

The agricultural sector is theoretically in the position to provide almost inexhaustible quantities of organic substrates for biogas plant. The agricultural organic substrates can be accepted by the biogas plant without any intensive treatment or processing. The most common agricultural feed stock types, which are considered for biogas plants, are manure from animals (cattle, pig, poultry, etc.) and plants (maize, grass, sorghum, etc.).

Against this background, Green Elephant has already successfully build mid-scale plants in India for various customers such as municipalities (Pune Municipal Corporation), private township developers (Nanded and Magarpatta City) and corporate institutions (TATA Consultancy Services):

The Satara Project has been build for Green Elephant India Pvt Ltd, which is a project company that is owned by the Green Elephant Group. The plant treats 600 tons of organic sugarcane waste. Approximately 70% of the annually produced raw biogas will soon be up-graded and sold to industrial customers. Currently the plant produces 28 000 m³ of gas everyday.
The plant is one of the largest up-gradation plants in whole Asia. Green Elephant India owns the plant, operates it and will transfer it after 20 years.

Commissioned Phase 1: 2011, Phase 2: 2013

The Peshwe Park Project has been built and commissioned by Green Elephant Engineering Ltd. for the Pune Municipal Coorperation (P.M.C.). The plant consists of two plants, which are able to produce 500 m³ of gas each every day. More than 207 hotels and 4400 apartments are distributing organic waste to the Peshwe plant every day. The waste is initially sorted out by the P.M.C. The gas that is generated is used for operating the streetlights of the city and the sludge is used to fertilize large park areas owned by the P.M.C. The project is operated and maintained by Green Elephant Engineering under a 5-year contract.

Commissioned: 2010, Expansion commissioned: 2013

The Volkswagen Project is a “GreenBox™ 500” biogas plant, which has been built and commissioned by Green Elephant Engineering for Volkswagen India.
Everyday the plant processes 0,5 tons of kitchen waste into gas, which is then used in the kitchen instead of LPG. Every day the plant produces a daily output of 40 m³ of gas.
Green Elephant is operating and maintaining the plant under a 5-year contract.

Comissioned: 2012

The “TCS project” has been built and commissioned for the Tata Consulting Services by Green Elephant Engineering. It has a waste input of 2.5 tons every day from the canteen, which is then generated into 200 m³ of gas. The kitchen then uses the gas for cooking the food.
Green Elephant is operating and maintaining the plant under a 5-year contract.

Commisioned: 2011

Green Elephant Engineering has built the Yerwada project for the Pune Municipal Coorperation (P.M.C.). 5 tons of waste can be turned into biogas everyday so that the plant can operate at a daily output of 400 – 500 m³. The P.M.C. uses the gas for the lighting of the streets.
The project is operated and maintained by Green Elephant Engineering under a 5-year contract.

Commissioned: 2013

The Katraj project consists out of two plants and was built by Green Elephant Engineering for the Pune Municipal Coorperation (P.M.C.). Together the plants have a daily input of 10 tons and produce 800-1000 m³ of gas. The P.M.C. uses the gas for the lighting of the streets.
The project is operated and maintained by Green Elephant Engineering under a 5-year contract.

Commissioned: 1 - 2010

The Magarpatta city plant has been built by the Green Elephant Engineering and is able to take in 6 tons of organic waste. The gas output, which is 500 – 580 m³, then provides electricity for streetlights.

Commissioned: 2013

Green Elephant Engineering has built the Nanded City project. The first phase can process up to 3 tons of organic waste daily. The output of 240 – 250 m³ then provides electricity to the planned city. The second phase of the plant is able to process up to 10 tons of waste everyday.

Commissioned: 2013

The JSW plant has been built by the Green Elephant Engineering to produce gas for the burners in the kitchen. The plant can intake 1 ton of waste everyday and turns it into 100 m³ of gas.

Commissioned: 2011