Asia’s biggest bio-CNG plant inaugurated by India’s PM

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Asia’s biggest bio-CNG plant on 19 February.

Speaking at the virtual inauguration event, Prime Minister Modi said the Gobar-Dhan plant is “very important”, adding that in the next two years, work will be undertaken to build similar facilities in 75 major municipalities in India.

The facility will have the capacity to treat 550 tonnes of wet organic waste and produce around 17,000 kg CNG and 100 tonnes of organic compost per day. The plant will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide green energy along with organic compost as a fertiliser.

The project has been implemented by Indore Clean Energy, a special purpose vehicle set up by Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), and Indo Enviro Integrated Solutions. IMC will purchase a minimum of 50% of CNG produced by the plant and 400 city buses will run on the bio-CNG produced.

The bio-CNG facility is in line with Prime Minister Modi’s vision of creating ‘garbage-free cities’ under the Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

The event was also attended by Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and union minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

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