BPCL hosts a workshop on compressed biogas

BPCL in collaboration with the Petroleum Ministry hosted a comprehensive workshop aimed at advancing the adoption of Compressed Biogas (CBG) as a sustainable energy solution
BPCL hosts a workshop on compressed biogas
BPCL hosts a workshop on compressed biogas

New Delhi: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG), hosted a comprehensive workshop aimed at advancing the adoption of Compressed Biogas (CBG) as a sustainable energy solution. The event took place on February 26 at the Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

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The workshop, held under the initiative of the Petroleum Ministry, facilitated open dialogue among stakeholders, including bank officials, CBG producers, entrepreneurs, technology providers, and representatives from various organizations such as the World Bank, Indian Biogas Association, and Oil and Gas marketing companies. The discussions centered around the pivotal role of CBG in India's energy transition, emphasizing its significance as a green fuel and its contribution to the SATAT (Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation) initiative.

The workshop was followed by a visit to a CBG plant scheduled on Tuesday, providing participants with firsthand experience and insights into CBG production processes. This hands-on approach aimed to further enhance understanding and collaboration in the CBG sector.

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BPCL's CGM (Biofuels) Anurag Saraogi mentioned in his speech "In our pursuit of a cleaner, greener future, today's workshop in Bangalore, hosted by BPCL under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, is pivotal. We're sensitizing bank officials about financing Compressed Biogas (CBG) projects, vital for advancing sustainable energy solutions. Through insightful discussions, we aim to deepen their understanding of CBG's potential. CBG, with properties similar to CNG, holds promise in replacing it across sectors. With abundant organic waste, scaling up CBG production is crucial for a cleaner future. This workshop serves as a crucial platform to explore these opportunities. Together, we're committed to driving positive change and embracing sustainable energy solutions."

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Director, Arun Kumar highlighted the critical importance of CBG in achieving net-zero emissions by 2070, underscoring the government's commitment to sustainable energy solutions. The workshop delved into key aspects of CBG projects, including financing, technical evaluation, financial modeling, and best practices in project implementation.

In his keynote address, Ramesh Krishna, US, Petroleum Ministry, emphasized India's strategic vision for sustainable energy solutions and the pivotal role of Compressed Biogas (CBG) in achieving these objectives. Highlighting the government's commitment to environmental stewardship, Krishna reiterated Prime Minister's five-fold commitment towards climate action, including ambitious targets for non-fossil energy capacity and carbon emissions reduction. The workshop served as a crucial platform to align stakeholders with these national priorities, fostering collaboration and innovation to propel the CBG sector forward. Shri Krishna urged participants to actively engage in discussions and contribute their expertise to address challenges and seize opportunities in advancing CBG projects across the country.

The event served as a platform for fruitful discussions, exchange of insights, and collaboration opportunities to accelerate the adoption and utilization of CBG as a sustainable energy source in India. BPCL remains dedicated to supporting initiatives that promote environmental sustainability and energy security.

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