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Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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…

Policy & others
Government suggests penalising power plants

Government suggests penalising power plants

The Government of India has suggested that the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) introduce a penalty system for thermal power plants not complying with the current biomass co-firing guidelines. In a recent review meeting…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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,…

Biomass Energy
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…

Policy & others
Punjab to renegotiate FiTs

Punjab to renegotiate FiTs

The Government of Punjab has unanimously passed a bill to renegotiate FiTs under Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in place between the public utility Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) and renewable energy generators. Reportedly, the…

Company news
JK Cement and PRESPL sign MoU on biomass supply

JK Cement and PRESPL sign MoU on biomass supply

Indian cement producer JK Cement has recently signed an MoU with biomass aggregation and densification entity Punjab Renewable Energy Systems (PRESPL), as reported by EquityBulls. The partners agreed on a 10-year supply contract for biomass…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
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,…

Biomass Energy
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…

Company news
OGPCL plans to divest its shares in biomass subsidiary

OGPCL plans to divest its shares in biomass subsidiary

The Business Standard reports that Oriental Green Power Company Ltd. (OGPCL) plans to sell its shares of biomass subsidiary, Sanjog Sugars and Eco-Power Pvt. Ltd. (SSEPPL), to Soorya Eco Power Pvt Ltd (SEPPL). OGPCL holds…

Biogas
Thyssenkrupp and B&W Vølund sign technology agreement

Thyssenkrupp and B&W Vølund sign technology agreement

Engineering and manufacturing company, Thyssenkrupp Industries India Pvt. Limited, has signed a 10 year licensing agreement with Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S for its biomass boiler technology, a water-cooled vibrating grate, for application in India…

Biomass Energy
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…

Biomass Energy
228 MW of biomass power generated in Chhattisgarh

228 MW of biomass power generated in Chhattisgarh

As reported by The Pioneer, the Indian state of Chhattisgarh has announced to have achieved a generation of 228 MW of biomass power. This supports the aim of the Union Ministry of New and Renewable…

Orient Green Power disinvests in 8 biomass subsidiaries

As of 31 December 2017, Indian independent renewable energy producer Orient Green Power Company Ltd has disinvested in 8 biomass subsidiaries to Janati Bio Power, subsidiary of Indian holding company SVL, which in turn is…

Biomass Energy
OGPL to sell biomass business

OGPL to sell biomass business

Indian renewable-energy producer OGPL sells most of its biomass business to its promoter company SVL Ltd. The price of OGPL’s biomass business amounts to EUR 37 million with a total capacity of 68 MW, excluding…

Biomass Energy
Orient Green Power releases FY 2017 results

Orient Green Power releases FY 2017 results

Indian renewable energy producer Orient Green Power has released its 2017 fiscal year results. Revenues from operations for FY 2017 amounted to RS 461 crore (RS 410 crore for FY 2016), which is a 13%…

Orient Green with profits in Q2/2016

Indian energy company Orient Green has achieved a profit after tax (PAT) of RS 829 crore (EUR 114 million, exchange rate as of 8 December 2016) in its second quarter after a 3-year streak of…

Biomass Energy
Government defines ambitious renewable energy capacity goals

Government defines ambitious renewable energy capacity goals

According to Bioenergy Insight, the Indian government has set the goal to generate 16,725 MW of renewable energy in the fiscal year 2016/17, which goes from April to March. Biomass is expected to provide 500…

Bank acquired BtE plant due to lacking payment

Indian Overseas Bank has taken over a biomass plant of Global Power Tech Equipments (GPTL), subsidiary of Orient Green Power Company. The bank announced this decision after GPTL was not able to fulfil payment requirements.…