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India planning up to 5,000 compressed biogas plants by 2023

India plans to establish 5,000 compressed biogas plants by 2023
By Staff reporter 17 December 2018 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels 0 33717

India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dhamendra Pradhan announced on Sunday that the country plans to establish 5,000 compressed biogas plants by 2023, according to CNBC TV18.

The biogas will be produced from agricultural waste, which is currently burnt in fields and contributes to poor air quality in the country. Using the waste as a feedstock will reduce the amount burnt and the biogas produced can instead be used as a fuel for vehicles, reducing India’s need to import oil.

Pradhan estimates that...