The Rs 1000 crore project will contribute to clean environment and Ethanol blending in Petrol, BPCL officials said on Sunday.
The bio-refinery will have a capacity to produce 3 crore litre of fuel grade ethanol annually using rice straw as feedstock and the Ethanol produced from this plant will be blended with Petrol, the officials said.
Biofuels have assumed importance due to growing energy security needs and environmental concerns. Many countries have put forth various mechanism and incentives to encourage use of biofuels to suit their domestic needs.
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