Centre approves scheme to support promotion of biomass based cogeneration in India

The Union Government has sanctioned the implementation of scheme to support promotion of biomass based cogeneration projects in sugar mills and other industries for power generation in India. The Centre has accorded approval for grant of Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to biomass based cogeneration projects with total CFA outgo of Rs 1,700 million and a physical target of 740 MW for the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20. The programme will provide CFA for projects utilising biomass like bagasse, agro-based industrial residue, crop residues, wood produced through energy plantations, weeds, wood waste produced in industrial operations, etc.

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