HPCL's Badaun Biogas Plant to Reduce Stubble Burning

In a wake of streaming the line of less fossil fuel dependence, a new CBG project is established and inaugurated by Petroleum Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri in Uttar Pradesh [Badaun]. The recent development is associated with the National Biofuel Policy, 2018.

HPCL's Badaun Biogas Plant to Reduce Stubble Burning

New Delhi: The Compressed Biogas Plant inaugurated at Badaun, UP, is commissioned under the parent firm HPCL [Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited] and has a processing capacity of 100 MTPD of rice straw, generating 14 MTPD of CBG along with 65 MTPD of solid manure. The plant is commissioned with an investment of approximately Rs 133 crore by HPCL and is spread across an area of 50 acres.

The pioneer Biomass-based plant is aligned thoroughly with the Government of India’s initiative based on the National Biofuel Policy, 2018 which emphasized on less dependence on fossil fuel, and 20% blending of ethanol in fossil fuels to reduce its emission quality. The project is targeted for the 2030 end fiscal year, submitting to half by 2025. The green energy projects are increasing their figures statistics to overrate the traditional fossil utilization.

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Meanwhile, the Policy is also contributing to the government’s goal of reducing import dependency by 10% with a focus on second-generation biorefineries and Compressed Bio-Gas Plants. As per official statements released the established plant will help in reducing stubble burning of 17,500-20,000 acres of fields translating into an annual reduction of 55,000 tons of CO2 emissions and lead to direct employment generation of around 100 people.

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Inauguration of the HPCL CBG Plant has marked a significant milestone in India’s pursuit of sustainable energy solutions. Meanwhile, in addition to this project 100 such biogas plants will be established in UP.

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