IOCL to generate second generation of ethanol

The production of second generation ethanol by utilising crop residues and other biomass as feedstock will be initiated by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited at Baoli village in Panipat district of Haryana.

An official release said that a meeting ws held under the chairmanship of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in which it was informed that the capacity of the proposed plant would be 100 kilo litre of ethanol per day.

According to the release, it was informed that IndianOil has proposed to procure over two lakh tonne of rice straw, that is total production of four districts of Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat and Kurukshetra.

‘This will help in curbing the pollution emission to a significant extent, by utilising the straw as raw material, which currently is being burnt by the farmers resulting in pollution menace every year, especially during winter season,’ the release said.

It was further informed that this project would also help reduce the effort farmers have to undertake for the burning process as IOCLBSE would be setting up the extensive infrastructure for speedy collection of these straws so that farmers do no miss on crop cycle.

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