Reliance plans to set up 100 compressed biogas plants in next five years

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Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani addressing the AGM on Monday.

MUMBAI: Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Monday announced that the group plans to establish 100 compressed biogas (CBG) plants across the country in the next five years.

Addressing the annual general body meeting, he said, “The company prides itself in embracing societal challenges and delivering world-class solutions suited for India. In the same spirit, we took to solving the problem of severe pollution faced by many of our Indian cities during winters, caused by stubble burning, and accelerated our plans to deploy bio-energy projects”.

“India produces nearly 230 million tonnes of non-cattle feed biomass, most of it contributing to air pollution. Within a short span of one year, we have become India’s largest bio-energy producer based on our indigenously developed technology.

“After setting up two demo units for compressed biogas (CBG) at Jamnagar, we have commissioned the first commercial scale CBG plant at Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh in a record time of just 10 months. We will rapidly scale this up to 25 CBG plants across India.

“Our target is to establish 100 such CBG plants in the next five years, consuming 5.5 million tonnes of agro-residue and organic waste, thereby mitigating nearly 2 million tonnes of carbon emissions, and producing 2.5 million tonnes of organic manure annually. This would result in a reduction of about 0.7 MMTPA of imported LNG”, Mukesh Ambani said.

Further, he said, “We will also pursue wind power generation. Towards this, we have made significant progress in developing a manufacturing ecosystem critical to achieving cost-efficient wind power generation at giga scale”.

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