New Delhi: State-owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (PBCL) Barkar 2G biorefinery will use rice straw to produce ethanol, which is blended into petrol, promoting a circular economy and encouraging wealth creation from waste, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Pradhan, who is the Union Human Resource Development Minister, visited the under-construction Bargar 2G biorefinery in Odisha as part of the Vikas Tirtha Yatra to mark nine years of the Modi government. „Barker Biorefinery is making steady progress and is expected to be commissioned soon,” he tweeted.
After producing ethanol from sugarcane, India is now pushing to produce low-carbon fuels from grains and agricultural waste. It is part of an ambitious plan to blend ethanol into gasoline to reduce emissions and reduce the country’s dependence on imports to meet oil needs.
Currently, 10 percent ethanol is blended into gasoline (10 percent ethanol, 90 percent gasoline) and the target is to double this amount by 2025. The Barkar 2G biorefinery is part of a project to increase ethanol production. Meet the high composition goal. The Burger biorefinery in Odisha will be constructed at a cost of Rs 1,607 crore and will produce 100 kiloliters of 1g ethanol (ethanol from rice grain) and the same amount of 2g ethanol (ethanol from rice straw) per day. „Biorefinery will encourage a circular economy, spur waste-to-wealth generation, increase farmers’ income-welfare, generate employment, increase domestic production of green fuel and take Odisha towards prosperity and self-reliance,” Pradhan tweeted. .