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GSPCB gives nod to plant for plastic waste in Pernem

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

Goa will soon boast of a state-of-the-art plant that will convert plastic waste into furnace oil used for boilers and ships. Upon further distillation, byproducts such as kerosene, petrol and diesel will be generated. Chairman of the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), Jose Manuel Noronha, on Thursday said that the board has consented to the establishment of such a plant by Tamil Nadu-based firm, M K Aromatics, at an estimated cost of 23 crore. It will be set up in a property belonging to the Pernem municipal council and measuring around 8,000 sq m in area. The plant will be capable of converting 10 tonnes of plastic into eight to nine tonnes of furnace oil (depending on the quality of plastic), two to three tonnes of met coke, and about 500kg of wax.

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