BPCL To Set Up Country’s 1st Biofuel Plant In Odisha

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) will complete commissioning of its second generation (2G) ethanol bio-refinery at Baulsingha village in Bargarh district of Odisha by 2020. 
The proposed plant will see an investment of Rs 1000 crore, the foundation stone of which was laid. This is the first biofuel plant in the country where ethanol will be produced from rice straw. The refinery will have a capacity to produce three core litres of fuel grade ethanol per year by utilizing around two lakh tonnes of rice straw. Ethanol will be blended with petrol and used as fuel. 

Source- The Economic Times
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS PO/Clerk Mains 2018- 
  • Naveen Patnaik is the current Chief Minister of Odisha. 
  • Ganeshi Lal is the present Governor of Odisha. 
  • Dharmendra Pradhan is the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas.