Facility for International Cooperation for
Inclusive & Sustainable Industrial Development

Organic waste streams for industrial renewable energy applications in India

Organic waste streams for industrial renewable energy


The project aims to promote investment in renewable energy technologies by transforming the market for using urban and industrial organic waste for MSME industrial energy applications in India. It therefore focuses on demonstration and scale-up of innovative Industrial Organic Waste-to-Energy (IOWtE) biomethanation technologies and business models, and thereby, contribute to environmentally sound waste management in India. The application of bio-methanation technology (also known as biogas or anaerobic digestion), can cater to a wide range of applications like power generation, fuel for heating and automobiles and generates potentially valuable by- products such as organic manure/fertilizer, sulphur, carbon dioxide etc. The industrial organic waste-to-energy bio-methanation projects are generally capital intensive and financially sensitive to both operating costs, including waste availability, and revenue, particularly biogas yield and its utilization scenario.


The project works towards:

  1. Strengthening policy and institutional framework
  2. Demonstration of most relevant financially feasible technologies in selected sectors
  3. Increase use of technologies in organic waste to energy applications in industry
  4. Capacity building of private and public stakeholders

Expected Impact

It is expected that the increased use of organic waste for energy in industrial applications would contribute towards a reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.


Donor: Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Others Partners
  1. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
  2. Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
  3. Startup India
  4. Sangam Ventures

Project Duration:

April 2015 – December 2022