HPCL Compressed Biogas Project: HPCL’s uses first of its kind Waste-to-Energy portfolio, uses 100 tonnes of dung per day to make biogas, which may be used as vehicle fuel. In a year, the HPCL Compressed Biogas Project project is expected to be put into operation. The GOBAR-Dhan plan, announced by the Indian government in April 2018 as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission’s (Grameen) Biodegradable Waste Management component, is the framework under which the HPCL Compressed Biogas Project initiative is being developed.
About HPCL Compressed Biogas Project:
- The HPCL Compressed Biogas Project project is being developed under the GOBAR-Dhan scheme, which was introduced by the Indian government in April 2018 as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission’s (Grameen) Biodegradable Waste Management component.
- The HPCL Compressed Biogas Project scheme aims to improve cleanliness and produce wealth and energy from organic waste and livestock.
- At Shree Godham Mahatirth Pathmeda Lok Punyarth Nyas, Village Pathmeda, Tehsil Sanchore District Jalore in Rajasthan, the project’s groundbreaking ceremony was held.
- Senior HPCL officials including ED Biofuel & Renewables Shuvendu Gupta were present at the occasion.
HPCL Compressed Biogas Project: Biogas
- Biogas is a mixture of gases generated from natural materials like agricultural waste, manure, municipal waste, plant material, sewage, green waste, and food waste.
- The main gases in biogas are methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulphide.
- Biogas is a renewable source of energy.
HPCL Compressed Biogas Project: Biogas Uses and Componenets
Biogas can be used in all gas applications, such as direct combustion absorption heating and cooling, cooking, space and water heating, drying, and gas turbines.
- Methane (CH4), a substance found in natural gas, and carbon dioxide make up the majority of biogas (CO2).
- Raw (untreated) biogas may contain between 40% and 60% methane, with the majority of the remaining gas being CO2, with a small quantity of water vapour and other gases.