HPCL to begin its first cow dung-to-compressed biogas project

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Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) announced the launch of its first cow dung to compressed biogas project in Sanchore, Rajasthan. This is an innovative move by the company towards green energy transition. This will be HPCL’s first project under the waste to energy portfolio. The plant is intended to use 100 tonnes of dung per day to produce biogas which can be employed as an automotive fuel. The project is scheduled to be completed in a year.

The project is being developed under the GOBAR-Dhan scheme, which was launched by the Government of India in April 2018 as part of the Biodegradable Waste Management component of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) to enhance cleanliness while also generating wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste.

In June 2022, HPCL issued a tender to select consultants for a feasibility study for a hybrid project. The said project involves establishing a 100-150 MW wind-solar hybrid project with a battery energy storage system on a vacant land for captive use in Andhra Pradesh.

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