In News: Prime Minister dedicated to the nation a second generation (2G) ethanol plant in Haryana’s Panipat.
- It is part of a long series of steps taken by the government over the years to boost production and usage of biofuels in the country.
- It is in line with the India’s constant endeavour to transform the energy sector into being more affordable, accessible, efficient and sustainable.
- The 2G Ethanol Plant has been built at an estimated cost of over nine hundred crore rupees by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited.
- The project will turn a new chapter in India’s waste-to-wealth endeavours by utilising about two lakh tonnes of rice straw (parali) annually to generate around three crore litres of Ethanol per annum.
- The project will also contribute to a reduction of Greenhouse Gases equivalent to about three lakh tonnes of Carbon Dioxide equivalent emissions per annum.
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Source: India Times