Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation

Government of India has taken various initiatives to promote the use of alternative fuel so that it could reduce import dependence, address environmental issues, provide remunerative income to farmers and create employment avenues in rural areas.

Government of India has also notified National Policy on Biofuels, 2018 recently which emphasizes the promotion of advanced Biofuels including Bio CNG/Compressed Bio Gas (CBG). T

In view of the program and to emphasize in a result-oriented manner, the Government of India Launched “SATAT” – Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation scheme to invite Expression of Interest (EOI) to procure Compressed Bio Gas.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified Central Financial Assistance (CFA) of Rs.4 crore per 4,800 kg of CBG per day generated from 12,000 cubic meters of biogas per day, with a maximum of Rs.10 crore per project.

In CBG, the agricultural residue, cattle dung, press mud, spent wash, municipal solid waste (MSW) etc. gets converted into fuel. This also helps in providing a sustainable solution for waste management, as well as, an additional income to farmers and employment generation in rural areas.

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched the innovative initiatives with Public Sector Undertaking Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs, that is, Indian Oil, BPC and HPC) inviting Expression of Interest (EoI) from potential entrepreneurs to set up Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) production plants and make available CBG in the market for use in automotive fuels.





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