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 by Neway Private Ltd. and will process 300 tonnes of paddy stubble daily. The biocoal will be sold to National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). The plant is expected to commence operations by the end of December. 20 million tonnes of paddy stubble are produced annually in Punjab, and only 25% of it is used.