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HPCL starts work on plant to convert 100 tonnes of cow dung per day into biogas in Rajasthan

As its first project under the waste to energy portfolio, HPCL has commenced work on Cow Dung to Compressed Biogas Project in Rajasthan (Pic. Courtesy PIB)

In a green energy and commitment towards environmental stewardship, HPCL has commenced on its Cow Dung to Compressed Biogas Project in Rajasthan.. This will be HPCL’s first project under the waste to energy portfolio. The plant will have the capacity to utilise 100 tonnes of cow dung per day to produce biogas, which can be utilized as automotive fuel. The project is proposed to be commissioned in a year’s time.

The project’s ground breaking ceremony took place at Pathmeda village in Jalore ditrict of Rajasthan and was attended by senior HPCL officials including ED – Bio-fuel & Renewable Shuvendu Gupta.

The project is being developed under GOBAR-Dhan scheme launched by Government of India as a part of the Biodegradable Waste Management component under Swachh Bharat Mission to positively impact cleanliness and generate wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste.