Gruner Renewable Energy Announces India’s first Napier Grass Bio-CNG Plant; Signs agreement with BioEnergy Germany


  • Gruner Renewable Energy (GRE) and BioEnergy Germany have signed the partnership agreement to develop 100 Bio-CNG plants using multiple feedstocks like Napier grass, in India.
  • The plant, developed for APSS Adarsh Bio Agro Pvt. Ltd is India’s first Napier grass plant and has a daily input capacity of 50 TPD (Tons Per Day), producing an output of 3 metric tons of gas per day.

All India, August 8th, 2023: GRE, a leading name in the renewable energy sector has announced India’s first Napier Grass Bio-CNG plant, based in Lasanpur Village, Wardha district of Maharashtra. This state-of-the-art Napier Grass Bio-CNG plant is scheduled to be completed in November 2023. When operational, the plant will mark a significant milestone in India’s quest for cleaner and greener energy solutions.

The partnership between GRE and BioEnergy Germany represents a historic moment, as it is the first time in the history that BioEnergy Germany has joined forces with an Indian company to develop bioenergy plants harnessing the potential of Napier Grass. This partnership extends to developing 100 Bio-CNG plants using multiple feedstocks like Napier grass in India.

With more than 20 years of experience in the renewable energy sector, BioEnergy Germany is a renowned expert in developing Biogas plants with a strong presence in over 12 countries across the globe. Overall, BioEnergy Germany has been a part of more than 300 Bio-CNG plants.

GRE has conceptualized and constructed the Napier Grass Bio CNG plant for APSS Adarsh Bio Agro Pvt. Ltd, showcasing their commitment for promoting sustainable bioenergy production practices and empowering the region. Napier Grass, a fast-growing and high-yield energy crop holds immense promise as a renewable resource for producing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). With its rapid growth rate, high energy content, and minimal water requirements, Napier Grass has emerged as an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to conventional fossil fuels.

The Napier Grass Bio-CNG plant in Maharashtra will not only provide a clean and reliable energy source but will also promote agricultural sustainability and new avenues for rural development. The project is expected to bolster economic growth and create employment opportunities in the region.

Utkarsh Gupta, CEO, GRE while expressing his enthusiasm said, “We are delighted to collaborate with BioEnergy Germany to introduce India’s first Napier Grass Bio-CNG plant. This is a crucial step towards achieving energy independence while significantly reducing our carbon footprint. The project aligns perfectly with our vision of a cleaner and more sustainable future for India.”

Investing in sustainable energy resources today will ensure a brighter and greener tomorrow for generations to come. GRE and BioEnergy Germany are committed to driving innovation in the renewable energy sector and accelerating the transition towards a cleaner and greener energy landscape in India,” added Gupta.