United Tractors is making headway in manufacturing power generators that could process garbage into energy. Riyad Ismail, General Manager, Operations, United Tractors told Sunday Times BT that they are talking to some companies which are processing milk here they have lot of waste material. He said that garbage material could be used to make bio-gas power generation for factories.
Mr Ismail was speaking to this newspaper on the sidelines of a press conference held in Colombo last week to announce the Power Sri Lanka 2010 International Expo which will be held at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Conventional Centre from 3 to 5 June.
Garbage has now become a perennial menace in Sri Lanka where there appears to be no foreseeable solution. Mr Ismail said that they are having discussions with the industry in launching their garbage processing into energy and based on the response they would move ahead with the project. He said that there is some positive reaction towards their project among the industrialists due to the heavy fuel cost and other energy costs.
This three-in-one exhibition is organized by CEMS - Conference and Exhibition Management Services Ltd - USA and CEMS India which will focus entirely n the Power industry and allied fields. It will focus on the development of Power Generation and Transmission, Alternative Power, PV Power, Energy and Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka. The other concurrent exhibitions are Renewable Energy Sri Lanka 2010 International Expo and E-Power Sri Lanka 2010 International Expo focusing on Electric Power Equipment and Technology.
This exhibition has been endorsed by the Ministry of Power and Energy and is supported by the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, while the co-sponsors of the event are Cummins - Trade Promoters Ltd, United Tractor and Equipment Ltd (Caterpillar - USA) and Suzlon Energy Ltd, India.
Exhibitors from around 10 countries have already expressed their willingness to participate and foreign investors and visitors will be able to familiarize themselves with Sri Lanka's power and energy sector while exploring the investment climate.
S. S. Sarwar, Group Director Global Operations - CEMS, Global said that the three concurrent exhibitions will focus not only to Sri Lanka's power and energy sector, but will also cater to the power and energy requirements of all industrial sectors of the country.