India’S First Bio Refinery Plant Inaugurated in Pune (Download PDF)

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Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the country’s first bio-refinery plant which produces ethanol from the variety of biomass. The project is situated at Rahu in Pune district of Maharashtra.

Image of the First Bio Refinery Plant

Image of the First Bio Refinery Plant

Image of the First Bio Refinery Plant

Highlights:

  • The demonstration plant has been built by Praj industries.
  • The inaugurated Bio-refinery plant is capable of producing one million litres ethanol
  • Ethanol produce by Processing a variety of agro-residue like

    • Rice and wheat straw
    • Cotton stalk
    • Cane trash
    • Corn cobs
  • Biofuel is cost-effective and pollution-free
  • Ethanol blending is the practice of blending petrol with ethanol.
  • Globally many countries including India, have resorted to ethanol blending to reduce vehicle exhaust emissions
  • The proposed bio-refinery will generate employment for about 1, 200 - 1, 300 persons
  • Generate an additional income of approximately Rs. 20 crore per annum for farmers through purchase of their agriculture residues

Bio Refinery:

  • A bio refinery is a facility that integrates biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce fuels, power, heat, and value-added chemicals from biomass.
  • Petroleum refinery produce multiple fuels and by products from petroleum
Petro- refinery and Bio - refinery

Petro- Refinery and Bio - Refinery

Petro- refinery and Bio - refinery

Bio Refinery Concept:

Image of the Bio refinery concept

Image of the Bio Refinery Concept

Image of the Bio refinery concept

Importance of Bio Refinery

Importance of bio refinery

Importance of Bio Refinery

Importance of bio refinery

Most Common Biofuel Crops Include

  • Corn
  • Rapeseed/Canola
  • Sugarcane
  • Palm Oil
  • Jatropha
  • Soyabean
  • Cottonseed
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Wheat
  • Sugar beet
  • Cassava
  • Algae
  • Coconut
  • Jojoba
  • Castor Beans

- Published/Last Modified on: May 18, 2017

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