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Federal ministers call on Punjab to move stalled HPCL ethanol plant forward

Federal ministers call on Punjab to move stalled HPCL ethanol plant forward

February 13, 2020 |

In India, the Tribune newspaper reports that following its exposé on the proposed $84 million HPCL ethanol plant in Punjab that has been stalled for three years, the national food processing industries minister has called upon the petroleum and natural gas minister to push the Punjab government to expedite approval of the land HPCL requires […]

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Punjab looking to revive mothballed mills to produce ethanol

Punjab looking to revive mothballed mills to produce ethanol

October 22, 2018 |

In India, Punjab is looking to revitalize mothballed cooperative sugarcane mills and take advantage of the stranded assets for upgrading into biorefineries. Growing demand for ethanol and power are seen as key drivers to bring these mills back online though more sugar isn’t needed due to the global surplus that is driven by out of […]

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Punjab government teams on $104.7 million 2G ethanol plant from paddy straw

Punjab government teams on $104.7 million 2G ethanol plant from paddy straw

July 9, 2018 |

In India, the Punjab government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with local company SAB Industries to develop a $104.7 million paddy straw-based second-generation ethanol plant. The facility will produce 25,000 metric tons of ethanol annually. The state government estimates there is as much as 160 million metric tons of straw available in the country […]

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Punjab could produce bio-CNG and ethanol from rice straw in addition to power

Punjab could produce bio-CNG and ethanol from rice straw in addition to power

June 18, 2018 |

In India, Punjab’s Minister of Power and Renewable Energy says he is working to promote the use of rice straw for bio-CNG and ethanol production in the state in an attempt to significantly reduce or eliminate burning of the 20 million tons of straw produced every year. About a quarter of it is used, but the […]

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Punjab signs MOU with government to develop 10 2G ethanol plants

Punjab signs MOU with government to develop 10 2G ethanol plants

November 16, 2016 |

In India, the Punjab government has signed an MOU with the central government to develop a $7.35 million second-generation ethanol plant that will use crop waste as feedstock. With more than 5 million metric tons of straw available per year in the state, the project is expected to be the first of 10 such ethanol […]

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