HPCL to invest $92.4 million in 2G ethanol plant in Bathinda

May 18, 2017 |

In India, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. has teamed with ICRISAT, Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) on its 100,000 liter per day $92.4 million second-generation ethanol plant in Bathinda. The facility will use 400 metric tons of sugarcane bagasse and other crop waste as feedstock. Additionally it will also produce bio-CNG and bio-fertilizer. The plant is among several announced recently by oil marketing companies in response to the government’s push for E22.5 blending using waste-based ethanol.

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