Uttar Pradesh will emerge as a ‘model’ in terms of biofuel production: CM

Lucknow – In a high-level meeting on Sunday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given instructions to authorities to prepare a bio-energy policy, emphasising the need to promote bio-fuel production in the state- Prepare an action plan to set up biofuel plants in every district, says Yogi Prepare state’s new bio-energy policy in a time-bound manner with extensive consultation: CM Biofuel will help meet our energy needs and aid in generating additional income & employment: CM As per the vision of PM Modi, our efforts to promote bio-energy projects like Compressed Biogas, Biocol, Ethanol and Bio-Diesel have yielded positive results. Till now production has commenced in 02 units of Biocol while 01 unit of Compressed Biogas has been completed in the month of June. We have to develop the biomass supply chain for future needs. There is a need to promote the use of biofuels in the field of energy and transportation. Biomass pellets should be used in power generation plants. Concerted efforts are needed in this direction. Promoting biofuels will be helpful in reducing dependence on crude oil and promoting a cleaner environment. Biofuel will not only help in meeting our energy needs, but also help in generating additional income and employment. The use of biofuel will reduce carbon emissions. Today, the whole world is worried regarding this. In such a situation, Uttar Pradesh has an opportunity to present a model. A new bio-energy policy should be formulated to make Uttar Pradesh a leading state in this field full of immense potential. Efforts should be made to achieve the target of producing 500 tonnes of CBG per day of compressed gas in the next 5 years. In this way, we will be able to achieve the target of producing 1.5 lakh tonnes per annum. Similarly, the target of 2000-2000 tonnes per day for biocol, biodiesel and bioethanol should be worked out. All necessary support including easy availability of land, and capital subsidy will be provided to the investing companies in this sector. The industry must be consulted while formulating a new bio-energy policy. Understand the needs of the investing entities/companies. Taking the opinion of all the parties, a new policy should be prepared after comprehensive consultation. We will have to make special efforts for a permanent solution to the environmental challenges arising from stubble burning. This issue should be taken care of in the new policy. Planned efforts should be made to establish a minimum of 01 biofuel unit in all 75 districts. This work should be done with priority. In the next phase, it should be extended to every tehsil. Vacant land in village society/revenue land/sugar mill premises should be used for setting up bio-fuel plants and for storage of biomass.

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