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BPCL gets green nod for INR 747 crore ethanol project in Odisha

Gasoil News - Published on Thu, 16 Aug 2018

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PTI reported that state-run Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) has been given green nod for setting up a second generation ethanol plant in Odisha that would entail an investment of INR 747.46 crore, according to a senior government official. The ethanol bio-refinery with a capacity of 100 kilo litre per day (KLPD) will be set up at Baulsingha village in Bargarh disrict in an area of 58.44 acres.

The project is in line with the government's national bio-fuel policy, which mandates 5 per cent blending of ethanol with petrol.

The official said that "Last month, the Environment Assessment Committee (EAC) vetted the BPCL's proposal and gave recommendation that the environment clearance (EC) be given to the ethanol project. Accordingly, the environment ministry has issued the EC."

The official added that the clearance has been given with certain conditions. Total cost of the project is estimated to be INR 747.46 crores.

In the proposal, the BPCL said the project is expected to provide jobs for 200 persons directly and around 1,000 persons indirectly during the operation phase.

The company said it will use Lignocelluloses biomass, which is seen as an attractive feedstock for renewable fuels, particularly ethanol.

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Thu, 16 Aug 2018
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