Hyderabad, Mar 29 (PTI) Water treatment and environment management company Ion Exchange (India) Ltd today commissioned a plant here to convert waste into energy, The company claimed that the plant, a joint initiative of Ion Exchange and Belgium-headquartered VITO, was the first of its kind in India. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights

The plant would treat waste water and organic waste from its new and fully-automated kitchen, it said. Also Read - 'Jammu And Kashmir to Reopen For Tourism Soon', Says J&K Administration

The president of the Ion Exchange Ajay Popat said, “The new ANDICOS plant is unique as it integrates technology to combine solid organic waste and waste water to generate power, water and fertiliser.” Also Read - COVID-19: Centre Announces Guidelines For Unlock 2, Lockdown Till July 31 in Containment Zones

The company said it has been researching and developing the ANDICOS system and technology of tapping energy from waste for over two years.

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