MAHAGAMS inks MoU with German company for recycling fly ash

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 Mar 2017 10:27:55

Staff Reporter,

MahaGenco Ash Management Services Ltd. (MAHAGAMS) has signed MoU with German based Zaak Technologies GMBH at Delhi. The German company is a startup focusing on recycling industrial waste into high value products using patented clean technologies. With the State of the Art technology, Zaak intend to revolutionise building and construction sector, said a MahaGenco release issued here.

Zaak has patented process to recycle fly ash, a waste product of coal fired power plants into sand, which will be a value added construction material. With due joint venture between MAHAGAMS and Zaak, a very useful product like artificial sand can be formed that would create a whole new industry and save precious natural sources. As sand mining destroys natural habitats, this will be a revolutionary product and an innovative step in environmental and social economic field by MAHAGAMS. Bipin Shrimali, CMD, MAHAGENCO and Shyam Wardhane, MD, MAHAGAMS, are working towards conceptualising the project.
Abbas Khan, MD (Zaak) and MAHAGAMS Director Sudhir Paliwal exchanged the MoU documents. Prashant Deshpande and Pankaj Dharaskar were also present at the signing of MoU.
Incidentally, Maharashtra is the only State in the country that has taken initiative to formulate Ash Utilisation Policy. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule have envisioned utilising every bit of fly ash so as to address the environment issue and also ensure start of a new industry.

The initiative of Maharashtra Government is also important as Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate change had issued a notification in January 2016 to ensure 100 per cent ash utilization by December 2017. Against this background, State Power Generation utility MAHAGENCO came forward and established MAHAGAMS for promotion and utilisation of ash.
MAHAGAMS is promoting industrial cluster of fly ash products in the vicinity of thermal power stations of MAHAGENCO.