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  • 10 March, 2021

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Compressed Biogas Plants

Under the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) scheme, Oil and Gas Marketing Companies (OGMCs) invited entrepreneurs to procure Compressed Bio Gas (CBG).

Under this scheme, provisions are,

  • Assured price for offtake of CBG with long term agreements by OGMCs;
  • Inclusion of bio manures produced from CBG plants as Fermented Organic Manure (FOM) under Fertilizer Control Order 1985;
  • Inclusion of CBG projects under Priority Sector Lending by RBI.
  • So far, 9 CBG plants have been commissioned and started supply of CBG in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
  • Technology for a plant is chosen by the entrepreneurs depending upon various factors including feedstock techno-commercial feasibility, etc.

Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT)

  • It was launched by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in 2018.
  • It will promote the use of Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) production plants and make available CBG in the market for use in automotive fuels.
  • It will be launched in association with PSU oil marketing companies, which invites potential entrepreneurs to set up CBG plants.

Source: TH


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