The foundation stone ceremony for setting up the first Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-refinery in India was held on 25 December 2016 at village Tarkhanwala, Bathinda in Punjab.
Harsimarat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (I/C) Petroleum & Natural Gas, and Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, jointly laid the foundation stone.
The approximate investment for setting up of the refinery is Rs 600 crores. The project will be set-up by the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL).
The production of 2G Ethanol from agricultural residues is encouraged to provide additional sources of remuneration to farmers, address the growing environmental concerns and support the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme for achieving 10 per cent Ethanol Blending in Petrol.
What: Foundation stone laid
When: 25 December 2016
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