India’S First 2G Ethanol Bio-Refinery to Be Set Up in Punjab (Download PDF)

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Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is setting up this project at a cost of 600 crore, with Central Government Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU). India’s first 2G The foundation stone of (Second Generation) Ethanol Bio-refineries was laid at Tarkhanwala village in Bathinda, Punjab.

2G ethanol bio-refinery to be set up by HPCL

2G Ethanol Bio-refinery to Be Set up by HPCL

2G ethanol bio-refinery to be set up by HPCL

Highlights

  • HPCL’s bio-refinery will produce 100 kiloliters of ethanol per day.
  • It will be sufficient to meet the 26% of the ethanol blending requirement of Punjab.
  • It will also produce about 30,000 tonnes of bio-fertilizer per annum to enhance soil nutrients.
  • It will also produce more than 1 lakh kilograms of Bio-CNG per annum which can cater to transport and clean cooking requirements.
  • It will generate employment for about 1,200-1,300 persons in the biomass supply chain.
  • It will also generate an additional income of approximately 20 crore Rupees per annum for farmers through purchase of their agriculture residues.
  • The project will also significantly help in reducing CO2 emissions from the paddy straw which currently is being burnt after harvesting.
2nd generation Bio refinery example

2nd Generation Bio Refinery Example

2nd generation Bio refinery example

Estimated target

  • HPCL and other state-run oil firms are planning to set up 12 2G ethanol bio-refineries across 11 states at an estimated cost of 10,000 crore Rupees.
  • These Bio-refineries will be significantly contributing towards the Ethanol Blending Programme (EBP) for achieving 10% Ethanol Blending in Petrol from current 5% by producing around 35-40 crore liters of ethanol annually.
  • Bio-refinery will deliver 100 kiloliters of ethanol for each day, or 3.20 crore liters for every annum.

About Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

  • Industry: Oil and Gas
  • Founded: 1974
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Products: Oil, natural gas, petroleum, lubricant, petrochemical
  • Owner: Government of India
  • Number of employees: 11,226
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

Ethanol Bio-refineries was laid at Tarkhanwala

Ethanol Bio-refineries Was Laid at Tarkhanwala

Ethanol Bio-refineries was laid at Tarkhanwala

- Published/Last Modified on: December 26, 2016

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