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Nestlé plans new biomass plant in Karnataka

Nestlé plans new biomass plant in Karnataka

Food and beverage producer Nestlé has announced plans to invest in its coffee production business and install a biomass power plant in Karnataka state. The biomass plant is expected to go online in first half…

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Tamil Nadu power plant started co-firing biomass

Tamil Nadu power plant started co-firing biomass

The thermal power plant located in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, has been converted to co-firing biomass. The plant, called NLC Tamilnadu Power Ltd, is a joint venture of NLC India Ltd and TANGEDCO and started co-firing…

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India determines pellet price benchmark

India determines pellet price benchmark

The Indian Ministry of Power has defined price benchmarks for biomass pellet prices. The price regulation is planned for one year, starting on 8 November 2023. In the Northern Region, pellet prices amount to INR…

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New Biomass to Energy plant coming to Ganeshnagar

New Biomass to Energy plant coming to Ganeshnagar

Power producer Hutah Industries is moving forward with plans to build a biomass power plant in the AK Industrial Village in Ganeshnagar, Nagaland. The plant should generate 10 MWel of electricity in a moving grate…

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Punjab: Proposal for 100 MWel of biomass plants

Punjab: Proposal for 100 MWel of biomass plants

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy of the State of Punjab has proposed plans to develop 100 MWel of biomass power projects. According to the report, the Ministry is seeking Viability Gap Funding of…

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New biomass power plant proposed in Raipur

New biomass power plant proposed in Raipur

The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board has approved plans by iron manufacturer Vandana Global Limited to develop a biomass power plant in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The plant should be fuelled with rice husk and have a capacity…

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Shikhar Commodities acquires 8 MW biomass plant

Shikhar Commodities acquires 8 MW biomass plant

The company M/s Shikhar Commodities has acquired an 8 MW biomass power plant located in the federal state of Chhattisgarh from M/s Vandana Vidyut Limited. The source does not provide the plant’s exact location. According…

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CPCB plans new subsidies for wood pellets

CPCB plans new subsidies for wood pellets

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India has announced plans to subsidise the production of wood pellets. According to the news report, a fund of INR 500 million (EUR 6.23 million) has been set…

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Plans for additional biomass projects in Haryana

Plans for additional biomass projects in Haryana

Reportedly, there are currently two biomass power projects based on paddy straw in Kurukshetra and Kaithal, Haryana. The projects are owned by Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA). According to Hindustan Times, the plants both…

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Balco co-firing biomass at thermal plant in Korba

Balco co-firing biomass at thermal plant in Korba

The company Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (Balco) has started co-firing of biomass briquettes at its thermal power plant in Korba, Chhattisgarh. Balco, a subsidiary of Indian Oil & Gas and Metals company Vedanta Resources, will…

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New biomass boiler installed in Kurukshetra

New biomass boiler installed in Kurukshetra

A new biomass boiler has been installed in 2022 in Kurukshetra, Haryana. The 75 tph, 15 MWe boiler by Sukhbir Agro Energy Limited (SAEL) is using vibrating grate technology developed in Denmark. However, the source…

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PPAs concluded with co-incinerator in Nagaland

PPAs concluded with co-incinerator in Nagaland

The Nagaland District Energy and Finance Ministry has signed several power purchase agreements with companies in the solar, thermal, hydro and biomass power sectors. Indian power company Fitzroy Energy & Minerals Ltd. signed a power…

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New update on biomass use at Delhi plants

New update on biomass use at Delhi plants

The Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) has again ordered 11 coal-based thermal power plants operators to comply with its biomass co-firing instructions. In September 2021,…

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MahaGenco to trial biobriquette use in coal plant

MahaGenco to trial biobriquette use in coal plant

Public power company Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MahaGenco) is planning to trial the use of biomass briquettes in its coal-fired power plant in Parli, Beed district, Maharashtra state. One of the three 250 MW…

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Two biomass projects delayed until 2022

Two biomass projects delayed until 2022

Two paddy straw biomass projects in Punjab are facing delays and are now expected to become operational in 2022, as reported by The Times of India. This includes a 10 MW project in Fatehgarh Sahib…

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Mitsui to invest big in a Punjab biomass company

Mitsui to invest big in a Punjab biomass company

Japan-based trading and investment company Mitsui & Co has announced its intention to invest INR 300 million (EUR 3.4 million) in Mumbai-based Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Pvt Ltd (PRESPL), according to a news from The…

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Defunct 13 MW biomass plant on sale in Aurangabad

Defunct 13 MW biomass plant on sale in Aurangabad

IL&FS Energy Development Co. Ltd. (IEDCL) plans to sell its currently non-operational 13 MW biomass power plant in Shendra MIDC, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The Economic Times reports that IEDCL’s subsidiary, Shendra Green Energy Ltd (SGEL) has…

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Goa to set up biomass briquetting project

Goa to set up biomass briquetting project

The Goa government is setting up a biomass-based renewable energy project to reduce open dumping and burning of agricultural waste. The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) and Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Ltd (PRESPL) will…

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Ministry of Power to set up a National Mission on use of biomass in coal-based thermal power plants

Ministry of Power to set up a National Mission on use of biomass in coal-based thermal power plants

The Ministry of Power of India has announced its plans to set up a national mission to address the issue of air pollution due to farm stubble-burning and reduce the carbon footprint of thermal power…

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IOCL to set up biomethanation plant in Noida

IOCL to set up biomethanation plant in Noida

Noida is planning to open a biomethanation plant with the support of Indian Oil at the Sector 145 dumping ground to treat around 1.8 lakh tonnes of legacy waste. Bio-remediation of the legacy waste is already…

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New bio-mining facility at Dhapa, West Bengal

New bio-mining facility at Dhapa, West Bengal

The West Bengal state government is coming up with bio-mining facilities at Dhapa to reduce the piling of waste at the landfill site. The Millennium Post reported that State Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister…

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Maharashtra state authority releases Draft Regulation for Tariff Determination of renewable energy projects

Maharashtra state authority releases Draft Regulation for Tariff Determination of renewable energy projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued the draft version for its tariff determination regulation order for renewable projects, including biomass power projects. The Regulation will apply to projects that are commissioned in the…

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Straw-fired Jaitu plant ready for operation

Straw-fired Jaitu plant ready for operation

The 18 MWel plant in Jaitu, Faridkot, Punjab, is ready to generate electricity from paddy straw in this year’s season. According to The Tribune, the plant was built to keep local farmers from burning the…

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Shell invests USD 7.7 million in biomass company

Shell invests USD 7.7 million in biomass company

Shell India, subsidiary of Netherlands-based oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell, has invested INR 54,3127 crore (USD 7.7 million) in Indian biomass company Punjab Renewable Energy. According to Bioenergy Insight, Punjab Renewable Energy collects,…

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Tender for 54 MW hybrid biomass solar project in Punjab

Tender for 54 MW hybrid biomass solar project in Punjab

According to Mercom India, the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has released a tender for a 54 MW solar-biomass hybrid project, consisting of a 6 MW biomass plant and four 12 MW solar projects, which…

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WtE plant planned near Pune city

WtE plant planned near Pune city

A 7.5 MW WtE plant has been planned to be built in the Ramtekdi business district near Pune city. It is proposed to process 300 tonnes of waste daily and will be located close to…

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Valmet to deliver recovery boiler and ash leaching plant to Bhadrachalam pulp mill

Valmet to deliver recovery boiler and ash leaching plant to Bhadrachalam pulp mill

Finnish technology company, Valmet has reported that it is going to deliver a recovery boiler and ash leaching plant to ITC’s Bhadrachalam pulp mill, to replace three existing boilers. Start-up is expected for late 2021.…

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HERC approves PPA between HPPC and RSL Distilleries

HERC approves PPA between HPPC and RSL Distilleries

Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved a power purchase agreement (PPA) between Haryana Power Purchase Center (HPPC) and RSL Distilleries Pvt Ltd. (RSL). According to Mercom India, HPPC will purchase 3 MW from RSL’s…

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Co-firing of biomass at Dadri coal plant started

Co-firing of biomass at Dadri coal plant started

NTPC Limited has started co-firing biomass at its 2,650 MW coal-fired Dadri power plant in Greater Noida, as the Times of India reported. In one unit of the plant, the company co-fires a share of…

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Rajasthan Commission issues draft terms for bioenergy tariffs

Rajasthan Commission issues draft terms for bioenergy tariffs

According to Mercom India, the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has published a draft of terms and conditions for biogas and biomass energy tariffs, which includes specific terms for several types of equity. The tariffs…

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Auction to procure 50 MW of biomass capacity to be held in Maharashtra

Auction to procure 50 MW of biomass capacity to be held in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a reverse auction for the procurement of 50 MW of biomass capacity held by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), Mercom India reports. Successful bidders will…

MNRE amends biomass support scheme

Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended its support scheme for industrial biomass CHP plants. One new clause states that capacity addition projects will not be eligible for the support scheme, according…

PSPCL to revive Jalkheri biomass power station

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has initiated the revival of a 10 MW biomass power plant in Jalkheri, Punjab, which has been idle for 11 years, on renovate, operate and transfer (ROT) basis, according…

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Update on planned biomass project in Bathinda

Update on planned biomass project in Bathinda

According to The Times of India, the Board of Directors of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) have approved the project proposal for setting up a 60-65 MW paddy-straw-fired biomass plant in Bathinda, Punjab. The…

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18 MW WtE plant in Faridkot District under construction

18 MW WtE plant in Faridkot District under construction

Indian agro-energy company, Sukhbir Agro Energy Limited (SAEL), is building a 18 MW rice straw-fired plant in Jaitu, Faridkot District, Punjab, as Hindustan Times reported. It will commence operations in March 2019 and will use…

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Maharashtra to auction 200 MW of bagasse-fired CHP projects

Maharashtra to auction 200 MW of bagasse-fired CHP projects

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved plans of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) to procure 200 MW of bagasse-fired CHP projects through competitive bidding. As reported by Mercom India, the ceiling price…

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NTPC intends to co-fire biomass at its coal-based power plants

NTPC intends to co-fire biomass at its coal-based power plants

According to The Economic Times, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plans to begin co-firing biomass such as scrap lumber, forest debris, crop residues, manure, at all of its coal-based thermal power plants. NTPC will…

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Delay in biocoal project in Bathinda district

Delay in biocoal project in Bathinda district

Torrefied pellets (biocoal) plant in Mehma Sarja village of Bathinda district is facing a 4-month delay because of delay in receiving machinery shipments Europe, as The Times of India reported. The plant is being built…

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60 MW biomass plant to be developed in Punjab

60 MW biomass plant to be developed in Punjab

Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. has announced plans to develop a new 60 MW biomass plant in Punjab, following the closure of two thermal plants in Bathinda and Ropar with a combined capacity of 880…

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Proposed biomass plant in Sargiguda not realised

Proposed biomass plant in Sargiguda not realised

A proposed rice mill project, including a 6 MW biomass plant and a grain-based distillery, close to Sargiguda, Kalahandi district, Odisha, is not moving forward. In November 2016, the foundation stone for the complex was…

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States do not buy enough renewable energy

States do not buy enough renewable energy

According to data collected by the Indian Ministry of Power, the country’s federal states do not buy enough renewable energy (RE) to achieve the goal of an RE capacity of 175 GW by 2022. The…

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Country is likely to reach biomass target ahead of time

Country is likely to reach biomass target ahead of time

According to Energy Infra Post, the installed biomass capacity in India grew from 4.95 GW in March 2016 to 8.4 GW at the end of 2017, so the country is likely to reach its target…

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PEDA announced to stop buying biomass energy

PEDA announced to stop buying biomass energy

The Punjab Energy Development Authority (PEDA) has announced that the state will no longer buy power generated from biomass, because it is too costly, as reported by The Hindustan Times. The Indian Union Ministry of…

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Biomass support programme launched

Biomass support programme launched

The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced a programme to support biomass CHP plants at sugar mills and other industrial sites. It will provide Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for newly installed boilers…

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NTPC received three fuel supply bids for Dadri Power Plant

NTPC received three fuel supply bids for Dadri Power Plant

Indian public utility NTPC has received three bids for its tender for supplying 1,000 tpd of fuel based on agricultural residues, as the Economic Times reported. The three companies offered to supply 250 tpd each,…

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Fortum, Chempolis and NRL to develop biorefinery in Assam

Fortum, Chempolis and NRL to develop biorefinery in Assam

Finnish biorefining company Chempolis, Indian oil refinery Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL) and Finnish semi-public utility Fortum have formed a joint venture for developing a biorefinery in Assam, as Biomass Magazine reported. The facility will use…

Renewables on the rise in 2017

According to Ecowatch, in 2017, India has for the first time added more energy capacity from renewables than from fossil fuels. With 11,788 MW, the increase of renewable energy was more than twice the growth…

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Haryana announces 2018 biomass policies

Haryana announces 2018 biomass policies

The Indian state of Haryana has revealed its goal to achieve 150 MW of biomass-based energy by 2022, as stated in the Haryana Bioenergy Policy 2018. The local government wants to support the production of…

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NTPC to start co-firing biomass at Dadri plant

NTPC to start co-firing biomass at Dadri plant

According to the Economic Times, Indian public utility NTPC has released a tender for the procurement of 1,000 metric tons per day of agricultural residues-based fuel for its 2,650 MW Dadri Power Plant. The facility…

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Husk Power Systems raises fund from Shell

Husk Power Systems raises fund from Shell

Indian independent power producer Husk Power Systems announced that it had raised USD 20 million of equity funding from Shell Technology Ventures LLC, Swedish development finance institution Swedfund International, and French utility ENGIE’s impact investment…