EoI invited for assessment of biomass power and bagasse cogeneration potential in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for selection of consultants to undertake a study to assess the biomass power potential and bagasse cogeneration power potential in India.

The purpose of the EoI is to assess the latest biomass power potential in the country in view of growth in production of food grains. The study would be done in two parts. In the first part, the quantum of power that can be generated through surplus biomass available in the country will be assessed. Under this state-wise crop production as well and residue generation due to surplus crop yield will be studied. In the second part, the potential for bagasse-based cogeneration power in sugar mills, generated through available surplus bagasse will be studied. This would involve the estimation of state-wise sugarcane production and assessment of state-wise availability of bagasse and power potential.

To be eligible for selection, a consultant or consulting organisation should have at least five years of experience in conducting assignments related to the biomass-based power generation and biomass resource assessment. The consultant should also have an annual turnover of at least five million per year during the last three years. The period of completion of study is eight months from the award of work and the last date for submission of EoI is August 31, 2018.