Forget petrol, Assamese bamboo may power your next car! | News | Nelive

Forget petrol, Assamese bamboo may power your next car!

Apr 03, 2018 18:01
Guwahati
19
Share
petrol

As the BJP has expanded its presence in the northeastern states since 2014, the saffron party has repeatedly stressed that it would prioritise the region's economic development and bring it to the national mainstream.

Perhaps in keeping with these promises, the state-run Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. is set to be a key part of India's energy security efforts as it has entered into a joint venture with Finland's Chempolis valued at $200 million to crush bamboo to produce approximately 60 million litres of bio-ethanol yearly.

The amount of ethanol produced will be adequate to meet the mandatory requirements for 'blending' with gasoline for the entire northeast. More importantly, this is only a fraction of the potential market given the abundance of bamboo in the northeast.

Related: All-time high in 4 years: Petrol Rs 75.80, diesel Rs 67.40 per litre in Guwahati

The government is investing in various 'blending' technologies to meet its target of a 10 per cent cut in the country's oil imports by 2022 and also cut emissions. These technologies range from crop residues to waste to bamboo. Experts expect the biofuel industry in India could surge to become a market worth $15 billion by 2020.

Source: The Week

Apr 03, 2018 18:01
Guwahati
19
Share

WhatsApp, NorhEast Iindia, Breaking News, News, Assam, Manipur, Politics, Crime, Travel, Lifestyle, NorhEast, NorhEasters

Subscribe to NorthEast India Breaking News Alert by sending Start to 9958459882 via WhatsApp

About Author

See also

Bijoya Dashami, Dussehra
Guwahati Staff Curator
257
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Friday greeted the people...
Assam, NIA, Fake Currency, Guwahati
Guwahati Staff Curator
418
A National Investigation Agency team from Hyderabad...
Lalengzama Vangchhia, Mizoram, Bengaluru FC B Squad, Jammu and Kashmir Invitational Cup, Governor’s Gold Cup, Sikkim
Aizawl Staff Curator
156
Midfielder Lalengzama Vangchhia has been named the skipper...
Sikkim, UN Award, World’s First, Organic State
Gangtok Staff Curator
381
‘Small but beautiful’, Sikkim has set an example for the...
Assam Rifles, Gold Bars, Smuggling, Mizoram
Aizawl Staff Curator
537
A joint operation conducted by Aizawl Battalion of 23...