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Centre approves Rs 600 Cr financial support for 2G ethanol bio-refineries  

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Bathinda (Punjab) of HPCL, Panipat (Haryana) of IOCL, Bargarh (Odisha) of BPCL and Numaligarh (Assam) of NRL will be provided Rs 150 crore each under the Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana.

  The government has approved financial support of Rs 150 crore each to four commercial projects at Bathinda (Punjab) of HPCL, Panipat (Haryana) of IOCL, Bargarh (Odisha) of BPCL and Numaligarh (Assam) of NRL and Rs 15 crore to one demo plant at Panipat (Haryana) of IOCL under the Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana.

The government has allowed procurement of ethanol produced from other non-food feedstocks besides molasses, like cellulosic and lignocellulosic materials including petrochemical route. Oil PSUs have entered into Memorandum of Understanding with state governments and technology providers for 2G ethanol bio-refineries. Oil PSUs have planned to set up second generation (2G) ethanol bio-refineries to augment ethanol supplies for Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme at Panipat in Haryana, Bathinda in Punjab, Bargarh in Odisha, Numaligarh in Assam and Davangere in Karnataka. 

Under the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme, the quantity of ethanol supplied for Ethanol Supply Year (ESY) 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and ongoing ESY 2020-21 as on 02.08.2021 is 150.50 crore litres, 188.57 crore litres, 173.03 crore litres and 209.67 (till 02.08.2021) crore litres respectively. The details of biodiesel procured by PSU OMCs for blending with diesel during the years 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 (April to July) are 8.22, 10.55, 0.51 and 0.05 crore litres respectively. 

 

 

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