Webinar on Enablers for successful RDF co-processing in India

Solid Waste Management Rules (2016) recommend that non-recyclable waste having a calorific value of 1500 kcal/kg or more shall not be disposed of on landfills and shall only be utilized for generating energy either through RDF or by giving away as feed stock for preparing RDF. The Rules also recommend that all industrial units using fuel and located within 100 km from a solid waste based RDF plant shall make arrangements to replace at least 5% of their fuel requirements. Co-processing of RDF in cement kilns is an environmentally sustainable method of resource management which leads to both efficient solid waste management and reduction in use of fossil fuels in cement industries. However, the mechanism requires a joint consensus among different stakeholders to ensure successful implementation at the municipal level.

Join us to learn about

  • Legislations behind the use of RDF in co-processing in cement plants
  • Why co-processing considered an effective environmentally acceptable method for waste management?
  • The reasons behind lower rates of thermal substitution rates of RDF in cement kilns and what could be done to eliminate these barriers
  • The role of the municipality behind ensuring successful implementation of the model


Mr. Kaushik Chandrasekhar
Associate Fellow, TERI

His background spans the fields of municipal solid waste management, environment law and climate change. He has specific interest in food and plastic waste management and has had the experience of working with the municipal and state governments in India conducting solid waste audits and techno-economic feasibility assessments. He brings with him a culture of management consulting and expertise in wet, plastic waste management and RDF co-processing in cement plants.


Mr. Ulhas Parlikar
Dy. Head, Geocycle India, ACC Limited

Mr. Parlikar is presently the Dy. Head, Geocycle India, ACC Limited, He has been an expert member on several in-house and external committees. He has also been an Invited member of the working group formulated by MoEFCC for drafting HOWM Rules 2016, an invited member of the committee formulated by CPCB / MoEFCC for preparing guidelines on management of different hazardous & non-hazardous wastes including waste plastics through co-processing. In addition, he has also been Nominated Resource Expert by CPCB / MoEFCC for training the trainers on Waste Management Rules 2016 and also been nominated member on the expert committee constituted by MoUD for defining specifications of RDF for use in Waste To Energy and Cement Plants. His accomplishments include spearheading the promotion of co-processing for waste management in India and implementing more than50 co-processing trials to name a few.

Dr. Suneel Pandey
Senior Fellow and Director, Environment & Waste Management Division, TERI

Dr Suneel Pandey is presently Senior Fellow and Director, Environment & Waste Management Division. He has more than 25 years of consultancy/ research experience in the areas of municipal, industrial and hospital waste management, waste-to-energy issues, impact assessment, air, water and soil quality monitoring, site assessments, performance evaluation of ETP and institutional strengthening and capacity building.

The webinars are being organized under a project funded by UNEP- Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Waste Initiative. TERI and Abt Associates come together to organize a series of webinars for the city network participants as a form of continuing education for improving practices.

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