Thursday, October 6, 2022
News

PM to dedicate ethanol plant to nation in Panipat on Aug 10

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
On the occasion of 'World Biofuel Day', Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually dedicate the second generation (2G) ethanol plant at Panipat in Haryana to the nation on August 10, officials said on Monday.

In a statement, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said that the dedication of the plant is part of a long series of steps taken by the government over the years to boost the production and usage of biofuels in the country.

"This is in line with the Prime Minister's constant endeavour to transform the energy sector into being more affordable, accessible, efficient and sustainable," it said.

The 2G Ethanol Plant has been built at an estimated cost of over Rs 900 crore by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and is located close to the Panipat Refinery.

Based on state-of-the-art indigenous technology, the project will turn a new chapter in India's waste-to-wealth endeavours by utilising about two lakh tonnes of rice straw (parali) annually to generate around 3 crore litres of ethanol annually.

Creating an end-use for the agri-crop residue would empower farmers and provide an additional income generation opportunity for them.

The project will provide direct employment to people involved in the plant operation and indirect employment will be generated in the supply chain for rice straw cutting, handling, storage, etc.

The project will have zero liquid discharge. Through reduction in burning of rice straw (parali), the project will contribute to a reduction of greenhouse gases.

--IANS ssb/pgh

( 258 Words)

2022-08-08-22:14:03 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
CDSCO takes up urgent investigation on W...
How a bot makes the lives of Ukraine's r...
Fake job racket: MEA rescued 45 trapped ...
Assam: BJP cadres miffed with reports of...
One pilot killed, another injured as Arm...
7 dead, several feared missed after flas...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
KCR's national party to start expan... 
Over 5 lakh people witness historic... 
How a bot makes the lives of Ukrain... 
Man in custody in connection with I... 
Gujarat Vidyapith trustees invite G... 
Astana Open: Djokovic races past Ga... 
CBI gets active for third time in V... 
Cook remembers Jobs, how 'great ide...