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Tamil Nadu bio-based plant to be sold

Empee Sugars has decided to sell its 10MW biomass-based power plant in Tamil Nadu.

The plant, located on a 14-acre land parcel in Pudukottai district, has power purchase agreements for third party sale to industries.

According to the senior officials, the company hopes to concentrate on larger power plants it operates under the power division and there are plans for expansion in the power sector.

Empee Sugars operates a 50MW coal-based unit in Tirunelveli in South Tamil Nadu, originally set up as a cogeneration unit of a sugarcane complex, and a 20MW cogeneration plant in Nayudupet, Andhra Pradesh.

It also has a licence for another coal-based power plant in Tamil Nadu for which environment clearances are awaited, according to a company official.