India’s First Bio Refinery Plant inaugurated in Pune

Monday 8th of May 2017

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May 8, 2017

Union Minister for Road�Transport, Highways�and Shipping�Nitin�Gadkari�has inaugurated�India's First Integrated Bio?refinery for Renewable Fuels & Chemicals for producing ethanol from various biomass. The flower is found at Rahu in Pune district of Maharashtra. The�demonstration plant has been built by�Praj�industries.

The inaugurated Bio?refinery plant is perfect for producing a million litres of ethanol per annum by processing a selection of�biomass�like rice and wheat straw, cotton�stalk, bagasse,�cane trash, corn cobs��&�stover with�superior product yields.

In 2015, the Government has asked Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to target 10 % blending of ethanol in the greatest number of States as possible.��The fuel doping programme that required blending of 5% ethanol had were only available in November 2012. It absolutely was notified inside of the Motor Spirits Pursue January 2, 2013. The Government has additionally allowed the OMCs to procure ethanol made from other non-food feedstocks, like cellulosic and�lignocellulosic materials including petrochemical route.


Biofuel is�cost?effective and pollution?free. Ethanol�blending�is the concept of blending petrol with ethanol. Globally many countries including India, have resorted to ethanol blending to relief vehicle exhaust emissions��

The inauguration in the refinery paves the means for improving 20% ethanol blending program and can�reduce the import burden of crude petroleum.


Biofuels are fuels that are indirectly based on biomass. The word covers solid biomass, liquid fuels and various biogases in addition to denotes Biodiesel, Bio-alcohol and bio-gasoline.�Common Biofuel Crops The most frequent Biofuel crops include Corn, Rapeseed/Canola, Sugarcane, Palm Oil, Jatropha,�Soyabean, Cottonseed, Sunflower seeds, Wheat,�Sugarbeet, Cassava, Algae, Coconut, Jojoba, Castor Beans etc.

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