GAIL organises CBG workshop for stakeholders

GAIL organises CBG workshop for stakeholders

The Government of India has set ambitious targets to meet 50% of its energy requirements from renewable sources by 2030

  • By ICN Bureau | February 20, 2024

GAIL (India) Limited organized a CBG Workshop which was attended by bank officers, LOI holders, Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) producers, technology providers, representatives from World Bank, Indian Biogas Association members, Oil and Gas Marketing Companies, Haryana Renewables Energy Development Agency (HREDA), Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) and various Ministries and Departments representatives.

The CBG Workshop was graced by Dr Sangita M Kasture, Scientist G, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Karanjit Singh, Director, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Arun Kumar, Director (Gas Projects), MoP&NG and Chakradhar Vishwanathrao Chimote, Assistant Commissioner (M&T), Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (DA&FW).

During the CBG Workshop, S N Yadav, Executive Director (CBG) GAIL and Akash Bhawan, General Manager (Chandigarh Zone) were also present along with their team members at the workshop held yesterday.

The Government of India has set ambitious targets to meet 50% of its energy requirements from renewable sources by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2070. CBG has emerged as a viable green fuel alternative, aligning with these goals and benefiting all stalrnholders, including farmers' income.

To promote CBG as an alternative green fuel, the Government launched the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative in October 2018, aiming to establish 5,000 CBG plants. Additionally, during the budget speech of 2023, it was announced that 500 new 'waste to wealth' plants, including 200 CBG plants, will be established under the GOBARdhan (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan) scheme.

While speaking on the occasion, Arun Kumar, Director, MoP&NG highlighted the importance of CBG in achieving the target of net zero emissions by 2070 as announced by Hon'ble Prime Minister in United Nations Climate Change conference, held in Glasgow, Scotland (U.K) COP 26.

Officers from DDWS briefed about Gobardhan initiative for convergence of various schemes of different Ministries for CBG sector and gave a presentation on the GOBARdhan portal for the awareness about a uniform platform for all CBG related projects.

MNRE official explained about the Central Financial Assistance Scheme for the development of the CBG sector.

Assistant Commissioner, DA&FW gave a presentation on their Crop Residue Management Scheme which help in biomass aggregation and abetment of stubble burning.

During the workshop SATAT initiative and CBG-CGD synchronization scheme was explained by GAIL.

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