Asia’s largest compressed biogas plant in Sangrur begins commercial production, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld
Chandigarh: Asia’s largest compressed biogas (CBG) plant in Punjab’s Sangrur district has now started commercial production, the state’s New and Renewable Energy Minister Aman Arora said on Friday. The minister said that the plant with a total capacity of 33.23 tons of CBG per day was commissioned in Bhuttal Kalan (Sangrur) village in April this year.
The plant has now started commercial production of CBG, which is supplied to Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) outlet, Arora said in an official statement.
In addition, PEDA (Punjab Energy Development Agency) has also allocated 42 additional CBG projects with a total capacity of 492.58 tonnes per day (TPD) based on paddy straw and other agro-residues to develop a solution durable and long-lasting to prevent stubble burning while strengthening the rural economy.
The minister said that these projects are expected to generate private investment of about Rs 1,200 crore, in addition to generating job opportunities for 8,000 skilled and unskilled people.
Through these projects, greenhouse gas emissions will also be reduced and the rural economy will be boosted by providing additional income to farmers from agricultural residues, he said.
PEDA managing director Sumeet Jarangal said two more plants with a total capacity of 14.25 tons of CBG per day are expected to be completed in 2022-23.
The remaining projects are expected to be commissioned within the next three years. All these projects will consume nearly 16.5 lakh tons of paddy straw per year to produce 492.58 tons of CBG per day, he added.
Apart from this, the fermented organic manure produced from these CBG plants as a by-product will be used for organic farming. This will further help local allied industries to thrive, he said.
There is huge potential for agro-waste based CBG projects in Punjab, the minister said, adding that Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) is setting up a project with a capacity of 100 KL 2G ethanol per day at based on paddy straw and other agro-residues in Bathinda district. It will be completed in February 2023.
This project will consume about 2 lakh tons of paddy straw per year, he said.
He further said that about 300 more projects with a capacity of 10 TPDs each can be set up in the state.
For this, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, led by the Punjab government, offers various incentives, including exemption from stamp duty and registration fee, change of land use and external development fee and a one-stop clearance system through “Invest Punjab” under the state’s new and renewable energy. Politics.