In a recent development, two energy giants, Adani TotalEnergies and Reliance Industries, have announced their entry into the compressed biogas (CBG) arena in India. Adani TotalEnergies plans to set up five CBG units across the country, while Reliance Industries aims to establish 100 CBG plants within the next five years.
Compressed biogas is a renewable fuel produced from the anaerobic digestion of organic waste materials such as agricultural residues, animal manure, and food waste. This process involves the breakdown of organic matter by bacteria in the absence of oxygen, resulting in the production of biogas, which is then compressed and purified for use as a transportation fuel or for other applications.
The entry of these major players into the CBG market signals a growing interest in renewable energy and sustainable fuel options in India. It also aligns with the government’s National Bioenergy Program, known as SATAT (Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation), which aims to promote the use of compressed biogas as a clean and affordable alternative to fossil fuels.
The establishment of CBG units by Adani TotalEnergies and Reliance Industries will contribute to the growth of India’s renewable energy sector and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, these initiatives will create employment opportunities in rural areas and provide a source of income for farmers by utilizing agricultural waste as a feedstock for biogas production.
With their vast resources and expertise in the energy sector, Adani TotalEnergies and Reliance Industries are poised to make significant contributions to the development of the CBG market in India. Their entry into this space will not only drive technological advancements and innovation but also accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable and cleaner energy future.
– Energy News, ET EnergyWorld