In line with its philosophy of making sustainability even more of a priority under its new ‘Limitless’ vision, Kirloskar Oil Engines (KOEL) has introduced the Kirloskar i-Land – a fully automated organic waste composter that blends biotechnology and intelligent engineering to convert organic waste from homes and commercial spaces into compost. It aims to reduce dumping of waste in landfills and reduce the waste-treatment pressure on government agencies.
Kirloskar is India’s leading sustainable engineering solutions provider and its latest innovation complements the government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan that aims to create a clean and green India. Backed by Kirloskar’s rich engineering expertise and industry-leading service capabilities, the composter has features such as noiseless, odourless and maintenance-free functioning with a short processing time of 24 hours. The Kirloskar i-Land will be available in ranges from 25 kg to 1,250 kg machines.
“We are excited to be part of a mission that will benefit the community and country. Through Kirloskar i-land we aim to substantially reduce harmful methane gas generation with organic composting technique that’s based on dehydration and microorganisms. Kirloskar has been leading the change to drive environment-friendly practices so as to motivate today’s youth-the global citizens to take part in our ‘I am the change’ movement. We believe that every individual and organisation can play a role by helping to convert organic waste into nutrient-rich soil supplements and putting them back into nature. Any massive impact can begin with a single individual.” Atul Kirloskar, Chairman, Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, said.
Kirloskar i-Land is the only CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Institute) validated organic composter. It acts as an efficient green-living solution with an operating expense of less than Re 1 per person per day. Its adoption is not just environmentally sustainable but also cost-effective. The Kirloskar i-Land is supported by the large dealer and service network of KOEL, ensuring a great after-sales service.
As per government estimates, 65 million tonnes of waste is generated annually in India with municipal solid waste (MSW) comprising over 62 million tonnes of it. This includes organic waste, recyclables like paper, plastic, wood, glass, etc. Only about 75%-80% of the MSW gets collected and of this only 22 per cent-28 per cent is treated. The rest makes its way to dump yards.
According to data presented by the World Resources Institute India, Mumbai alone produces at least 6,800 tonnes of MSW every day. This is dumped in landfills and accounts for 7 per cent of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Kirloskar i-Land composter can help reduce the carbon footprint.