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Union Minister Hardeep Puri inaugurates Asia’s largest Compressed Bio Gas plant 

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The plant will process 300 tons per day of paddy straw at max. capacity to produce 33 TPD of CBG using 8 digesters of 10,000 cubic meters.

Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep S Puri inaugurated Asia’s largest CBG plant in Sangrur. The Plant has been commissioned with an FDI investment of Rs 220 crore (approx.) by Verbio AG, one of Germany’s leading Bio-energy companies. 

Puri, said that this plant in Sangrur is just the beginning of India’s master plan for a CBG-based rural economy and that the CBG is the need of the hour, and Government is taking all steps to promote the ecosystem around it.

The Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plant is a step in achieving objectives of the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) scheme, which was launched by Government of India in October 2018 to establish an ecosystem for production of Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) from various waste/ biomass sources in the country. The scheme aims to empower and unleash the rural economy by supporting farmers, increase India’s domestic energy production and self-sufficiency and also reduce the air pollution, and help India lead the world toward a clean energy transition. Apart from this plant, 38 CBG / Biogas Plants have been commissioned under the SATAT initiative.

The CBG Plant at Sangrur, is spread across an area of 20 acres (approx.). The plant’s present production is about 6 TPD CBG, but soon this plant will process 300 Tons Per Day of paddy straw at max. capacity to produce 33 TPD of CBG using 8 digesters of 10,000 cubic meters.

Sangrur CBG Plant shall provide direct employment to 390 and indirect employment to 585 people, it will also reduce stubble burning of 40,000 – 45,000 acres of fields, translating into an annual reduction of 150,000 tons of CO2 emissions. 

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