As a step to enhance the green energy mix, state-owned Hindustan Petroleum has announced a dung-compressed biogas project in Sanchore, Rajasthan.
This is the oil major’s first project under its waste-to-energy portfolio and the plant proposes to use 100 tonnes of manure per day to produce biogas, which can be used as fuel for automobiles. HPCL said in a statement on Tuesday that the project is expected to be commissioned within a year.
Without disclosing the financial details of the project, the company said the plant would be made in Pathmeda in the Jalore district of Rajasthan.
According to the company, the project is developed under the GOBAR-Dhan program launched by the government in April 2018, which is part of the biodegradable waste management program and aims to make a positive impact on sanitation and generate wealth and energy from livestock and organic waste.
Biogas is a mixture of gases generated from natural materials like agricultural waste, manure, municipal waste, plant material, sewage, green waste, and food waste. The main gases in biogas are methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulphide.
Biogas can be used in all gas applications, such as direct combustion absorption heating and cooling, cooking, space and water heating, drying, and gas turbines.