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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.

Significance

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

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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