Jammu & Kashmir calls on Tesla’s BlackHOLE tech to solve its trash problems
TeslaEnergy, based in Bangalore, has been asked to implement the BlackHOLEin the Ladakhregion of Jammu and Kashmir.
technologytakes trash and turns it into ceramic ash that can be used for construction purposes.
- Amid the burst of tourists of late, Ladakh has been struggling with the disposal of solid waste.
While that may be great in terms of economic growth by way of revenue and employment, the region has been deteriorating due to the heaps of trash left behind by visiting tourists.
BlackHOLE, with its low maintenance costs and simplistic process, can be a sustainable solution to the problem and the company claims that even a layman can operate it. That being said, it should be kept in mind that the only thing that the BlackHOLE can’t recycle is glass.
So how does it work?
First, the trash is collected and put into a chamber. Air is then blown into the chamber and using plasma heat decomposition technology, that needs no fuel or power to run, the waste is turned into ash.
This ‘ceramic ash’ can then be used a raw material for construction, like the building of roads and houses. And, apparently the
Mountains of trash on the world’s roof
Endearingly called the ‘roof of the world’, Ladakh's high altitude and windswept plateaus aren’t under the siege of trash due to the local inhabitants. During the peak seasons of June-August, around 15-16 tonnes of trash get generated on a daily basis by tourists who are just ‘visiting’ the region.
Currently, it’s only the trash from the town of
Sending the trash down to the plains might be one solution, but it’s expensive and geographically unviable because the roads are open for short amounts of time. Which is why, BlackHOLE can serve as solution to bridge that gap.
That being said, the crux of the problem is still not being addressed. While