TATA Projects to execute 100 KL per day 2G Bio Ethanol Project at Bargarh, Odisha
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) gave order of execution of 2G Bio Ethanol Project at Bargarh, Odisha. The proposed production capacity of this plant is 100 KL per day of Second Generation Ethanol. This project is significant since the Government of India is encouraging the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues to provide additional sources of remuneration to farmers.
It will assist in addressing growing environmental concerns and supporting the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) program. In addition to reducing environmental pollution due to the burning of agricultural waste, the project will enhance the nation’s energy security.
Once complete, this BPCL 2G Bio Ethanol Project will produce fuel-grade ethanol meeting specifications as per IS 15464:2004, using domestic agro-based lingo-cellulosic feedstock. Rice straw shall be the design feedstock while Maize stalk will be the check case.