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R&D Projects (Biogas)

I.     Details of Biogas R&D projects sanctioned

S.No Name of the Project Institution Year of sanctioning the project Total project cost(Rs. in Lakh) MNRE Share(Rs. in Lakh) Abstract of the project
1. Development Of Integrated Ultrasonically Aided Bio-Methanation Plant With Pre & Post Treatment Of Materials For Enhanced & Faster Biogas Generation From Leafy Biomass & Kitchen/ Vegetables Waste. Institute Of Minerals & Materials Technology (IMMT) Bhubaneswar 2007-08 33.00 25.00  
2. Addressing Novel applications of current generation using microorganisms. Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, (CECRI), Karaikudi 2007-08 21.790 21.790 Addressing Novel Applications of current
3. State of art review of global research & development in polygeneration facilities for the production of the liquid fuels & chemicals for co-generation of power through IGCC route and the bio-refinery concept. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay 2007-08 1.5 1.5  
4. Biogas refrigerator for urban, semi-urban and rural applications. Anna University, Chennai 2008-09 11.00 5.50 Biogas refrigerator for urban
5. Design & development of prefabricated high rate digester for rapid biogas production. Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad 2008-09 45.00 45.00 Design and development of prefabricated
6. High efficiency biogas gensets prototype development & new engine technology. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore 2008-09 33.00 33.00 Development of biogas genset prototype
7. Synthesis of green transportation fuels. (Biomass gasification integrated Fischer-Tropsch synthesis) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati 2008-09 24.70 24.70 Synthesis of Grren Transportation Fuels
8. Development of a thermophilic biodigester for decentralized treatment of organic wastes (Prototype development Project) The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi 2008-09 14.73 11.00 Development of a thermophilic biodigester
9. Development of household wastes and sanitation device (HWSD) with biogas recovery. National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (NIIST), Thiruvananathapuram 2008-09 19.895 19.895 Development of a Household Wastes & Sanitation Device
10. Anaerobic Technology for biogas recovery and stabilization of unsorted municipal solid Wastes. National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (NIIST), Thiruvananathapuram 2008-09 107.99 107.99 Anaerobic Technology for Biogas Recovery
11. Build Process Development Unit (PDU) with one Tonne per day (TDP) technology demonstration plant for complete fractionation and liquefaction of Lignocellulosic Biomass (Agrowaste) to produce Biofuels using Novel Catalyst and Process Lignoil Technologies Pvt. Limited, Mumbai 2010-11 1,738.02 457.29 Build Process Development Unit 
12. Comparative Evaluations of Performance and Mass Emissions of an Automotive Passenger Vehicle fuelled with the Enriched Biogas using Field Trial Tests Biogas Development and Training centre, Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi- 110016 2010-11 18.09 18.09  
13. Biogas Slurry Handling and Bio-manure Management Biogas Development and Training centre, Centre for Rural Development and Technology, 289, Block III, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas New Delhi – 110016 2010-11 16.91 16.91  
Total 2085.625 787.665  

II.   Technology Demonstration Projects on Biogas Generation, Purification and Bottling (BGFP) under RDD&D Policy of MNRE

Under technology demonstration of new RDD&D Policy of MNRE during the year 2008-09, the Ministry took up a new initiative for bottling of biogas to demonstrate an Integrated Technology-package in entrepreneurial mode on medium size mixed feed biogas-fertilizer plants (BGFP) for generation, purification, bottling and piped distribution of biogas. Under the demonstration phase, the Ministry has sanctioned a Central Financial Assistance (CFA) upto 50% of the cost (excluding cost of land) for a limited number of such projects for implementation following an entrepreneurial mode on reimbursement basis. 14nos. BGFP projects with aggregate capacity of 23,116 cum/day have been sanctioned. The status of the biogas bottling projects are given below:

Sl. No. Name of the project /

Year of Sanction

Capacity of
 the plant
Project cost recommended by RDPAC (in Lakh) Total MNRE Share including PMS
` in Lakhs)
1 Ashoka Biogreen Pvt. Ltd.
Vill. Talwade, Tahasil Trimbak,
Dist.-Nasik (Maharashtra)
2009-10 500 100.00 55.00 Commissioned
2 Anand Energy,
Vill.-Kalatibba, Tah.-Abohar, Dist.- Ferozepur (Punjab)
2009-10 600 91.00 50.05 Commissioned
3 SASK Energy
Village-Najabt Kukrian, P.O. Lubaniawali, Tehsil & Dist. – Muktsar (Punjab)
2010-11 1000 145.00 79.75 Commissioned
4 Maltose Agri Products Pvt. Ltd.,
Vill.- Huskur, Post -Aralumallige, Tal.-Doddaballapur, Dist.- Bangalore rural  (Karnataka)
2010-11 1000 136.00 73.00 Commissioned
5 Shashi Energies,
Near Green Vally Public School, Ratiya Road Tohana, Tehsil.- Tohana, Dist.- Fatehabad (Haryana)
2010-11 600 85.00 47.50 Commissioned
6 Option Energy Pvt. Ltd,
Shree Haryana Gaushala, Village & Block- Hansi, Dist. Hissar  (Haryana)
2010-11 1000 183.43 100.88 Commissioned
7 Singla Bio-Energy,
Village-Siaghawali, Tehsil –Sadulsehar, Dist.  Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan)
2010-11 1000 145.00 79.75 Commissioned
8 R.G. Organics,
Plot No. 25-27,
Industrial Area Birkoni, Mahasamund (Chhattisgarh)
2009-10 1000 135.66 74.61 Under trial run
9 21st Century Enviro Engineers (P) Ltd.
Vill.- Begu, Block– Sirsa,
Dist. – Sirsa  (Haryana)
2011-12 4216 499.00 204.6 Under trial run
10 Sanjh Deep Gas Energy,
Vill./P.O.-Mehma Sarja, Tehsil- Bhatinda, Dist. - Bhatinda (Punjab)
2011-12 5000 650.00 265.00 Under trial run
11 Amit & Sumit Dairy Farm,
Vill.- Jahajgarh, Tehsil-Beri,
Dist.- Jhajjar-124201 (Haryana)
2011-12 700 94.50 52.25 Under trial run
12 Brahma Enterprises,
Vill.– Marripallyguda, Gram Panchayat- Edulabad, Taluka- Ghatkesar,
Dist. – Rangareddy (Andhra Pradesh)
2011-12 1000 135.00 72.50 Under trial run
13 Ashoka Biogreen Pvt. Ltd.
Vill.-Memdi, Tal.- Mhow,
Dist.-Indore (M.P.)
2011-12 4500 585.00 239.00 Under installation
14 Enhanced Energy Inc.
Survey No.- 647, Vill.- Dhantej, Tehsil-Savli, Dist. Vadodara (Gujarat)
2011-12 1000 135.00 72.50 Under installation
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