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Environment project wins award

THE Waste Busters have the won the 10th Annual Environment Excellence Award 2013 from National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) for their project, “Waste-to-Energy through Gasification.”

According to a press release issued here Thursday, a panel of jury and the governing body of NFEH unanimously declared the organisation’s vision and its implementation impressive and rated its project, “Waste-to-Energy through Gasification”, the best in the fields of environment and energy.

Talking about their award-winning project, Waste Busters Chief Executive Asif Farooki said the gasification of biomass/coal and waste had become popular in the world due to the ever-increasing cost of energy. However, he said despite the severe energy crisis least work was done in Pakistan in this regard.

He said their vision was ‘a cleaner tomorrow’ and they would continue their research to assist the government in its fight against the pollution and energy crisis. He said their waste gasification unit was designed and made in Pakistan and could operate with coal and most types of biomass, bagasse, rice husk and industrial waste.

He said their waste gasification unit provided an affordable and environment friendly method of producing a blend of combustible gases ideally suitable for any process utilising natural gas for direct combustion in various industries.

He said these gases could be used to generate power through diesel/petrol engine, even in a hybrid mode.

AEEA-2013 Award Committee Ruqiya Naeem congratulated Waste Busters on winning the award. The award would be awarded to the Waste Busters chief executive at a AEEA’s ceremony to be held on July 5 in Karachi. The federal minister for environment will grace the ceremony as the chief guest.

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