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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to earn Rs 2.75 crore annually from biogas

According to reports, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has awarded a contract for sale of biogas generated at the sewage treatment plant at Pirana to Rockstone Infrastructure Private Limited. With this, AMC expects to generate Rs 2.75 crore per annum, for 18 months. Up till now, the gas generated at the sewage treatment plant was burnt and was being wasted. This month, AMC invited tenders from companies for sale of the gas generated and the contract has been given at the rate of ... Read More »

Punjab panel to look into plan to recycle agriculture waste

According to reports, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today constituted a committee to study the feasibility of utilising recycled agriculture waste as alternative fuel. The committee, headed by Agriculture department secretary K S Pannu, will find ways to implement the project in the state in collaboration with a private firm. A decision to this effect was taken by the Chief Minister at a meeting with company representatives and officials of the Industry and Pollution Control departments here today. The Chief Minister asked ... Read More »

India’s Biofuel Moves Help Offset Swelling Oil-Import Bill

According to reports, a swelling oil-import bill that is hurting India’s economy and undermining its currency may become less painful thanks to policy shifts aimed at stimulating a long-neglected program to use green fuels. The country is on track to meet a 5% ethanol target in its gasoline sales for the first time since it was introduced eight years ago, slashing billions of dollars from a record $120 billion in energy-import costs in the financial year ended in March—creating a financial ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu biomass power plants cut output

According to reports,  the relaxation of power cut restrictions on high tension (HT) consumers can also lead to problems for some. Since the middle of August when the State government lifted the restrictions, about a dozen biomass power plants, which were till then meeting energy requirements of many HT consumers substantially, have scaled down their production drastically, as the demand has virtually vanished. Even though 20 per cent power cut is in force with effect from October 1 for 5,585 ... Read More »

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to sell gas generated sewage

According to reports, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation approved a proposal to sell gas generated at its sewage treatment plant at Pirana. This will fetch AMC nearly Rs 2.75 crore every year. So far, the gas was burnt by corporation and was being wasted. Recently AMC invited tenders from companies to sell the generated at the sewage treatment plant. Officials said that at least five companies showed interest in buying the gas. However, Rockstone Infrastructure Private Limited offered Rs 9.18 per cubic ... Read More »

Shriram Group’s renewable arm to invest Rs 700 crore

According to reports, Orient Green Power Ltd, the renewable energy arm of Shriram Group, is planning to invest Rs 600-700 crore to set up new wind energy projects. The company is already in the process of setting up projects worth Rs 250 crore. The company aims to become the country’s largest renewable energy company with focus on wind energy and biomass with a capacity of around 1,000 Mw over the next few years, T Shivaraman, vice-chairman, OGPL, told Business Standard. ... Read More »

Biomass plants across Tamil Nadu shut shop

According to reports, biomass-based power plants across Tamil Nadu are going quiet. Over the last few weeks, many companies have shut down their plants as they no longer find it viabletooperate atthecurrent tariff. The recent withdrawal of power cutsfor industrialusers has made the situation worse as the little revenue that biomass power producers earned by selling to these industries,has also dried up. According to data from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the state has 488.2MW of biomass power ... Read More »

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