Punjab government to start big AD project

In the course of Punjab’s government’s goal to cope with paddy straw management the government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Oil Corporation to plan several AD plants. To start the project the government pledges to facilitate regularities and reconsider tax subsidies, according to Business World. The project is planned to start in 2018 with about 42 AD plants generating biogas and biomethane. Total investment is INR 50,000 million (EUR 641 million) including up to 400 new plants within the next three to four years all over the state. The government expects the 400 plants to process 10 million tons of input per year and produce 1,400 million kg of biomethane per year.

Picture Credit: Apuldram, Punjab map (topographic) with cities, CC BY-SA 3.0

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