MNRE’s Biomass-Based Cogeneration Program Extended by a Year

MNRE’s Biomass-Based Cogeneration Program Extended by a Year

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the validity of its biomass-based cogeneration program. The program has been extended until March 31, 2021, or until the recommendations ...
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CERC Announces Levelized Tariffs for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2020-21

CERC Announces Levelized Tariffs for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2020-21

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued levelized generic tariffs for renewables for the financial year (FY) 2020-21. The Commission had issued another order last month, which provided the ...
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Uttar Pradesh Drafts Bidding Document for Slop-Based Renewable Power

Uttar Pradesh Drafts Bidding Document for Slop-Based Renewable Power

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) dismissed a petition filed by the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) seeking to fulfill its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) target by procuring ...
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Uttar Pradesh Issues Tender for Procuring 20 MW of Bagasse-Based Power

Uttar Pradesh Issues Tender for Procuring 20 MW of Bagasse-Based Power

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for procuring 20 MW of power for ten years from bagasse-based projects. The procurement will help ...
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MNRE Announces Extension to its Waste to Energy Program

MNRE Announces Extension to its Waste to Energy Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that its waste-to-energy program would be extended beyond March 31, 2020. It said that the program would continue without any ...
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Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Asked to Clear Dues for Procuring Power from Bagasse-Based Project

Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Asked to Clear Dues for Procuring Power from Bagasse-Based Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ordered the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) to clear its dues with Kesar Enterprises Limited (KEL) for the procurement of bagasse-based ...
Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Briquetting and Bio-Oil Projects

Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Briquetting and Bio-Oil Projects

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) seeking developers for briquetting or bio-oil projects based on biomass-based fuels. A briquette is a compressed block ...
India's Praj Industries Signs Agreement with Sweden's Sekab to Supply Biofuel

India’s Praj Industries Signs Agreement with Sweden’s Sekab to Supply Biofuel

Pune-based Praj Industries, a process, and project engineering company, recently signed a cooperation agreement with Sekab E-Technology AB, a Swedish cleantech company, to upgrade and commercialize base technology to produce ...
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Telangana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹7.84_kWh for Projects Based on Refuse-Derived Fuel

Telangana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹7.84/kWh for Projects Based on Refuse-Derived Fuel

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has determined the generic tariff for electricity generated from refuse-derived fuel (RDF) based power projects in the state. Refuse-derived-fuel is a waste fuel ...
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Wood Burning Can Be A Clean Source of Energy With Net Carbon Benefits_ Report

Wood Burning Can Be A Clean Source of Energy With Net Carbon Benefits: Report

A recent study published in Science Advances, a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary open-access scientific journal, concluded that the harmful effects of burning wood for energy on the climate could be mitigated with ...
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Gujarat May Reduce Annual Escalation Rate to 3% on Biomass and Bagasse-Based Projects

Gujarat May Reduce Annual Escalation Rate to 3% on Biomass and Bagasse-Based Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued a draft order to initiate the regulatory process for determining the tariff for procuring power from biomass and bagasse-based co-generation projects in ...
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MERC Rejects Biomass Developer’s Plea for Compensation After EPA Termination

MERC Rejects Biomass Developer’s Plea for Compensation After EPA Termination

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected Spark Green Energy Limited’s plea for relief and compensation after the termination of the energy purchase agreement (EPA) by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply ...
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MNRE Releases List of Technically Qualified Organizations for Biogas Study

MNRE Releases List of Technically Qualified Organizations for Biogas Study

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a list of technically qualified organizations for independent third-party evaluation study for the New National Biogas and Organic Manure Program ...
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New Method Could Produce Ethanol From Plant Waste at a Low Cost

New Method Could Produce Ethanol From Plant Waste at a Low Cost

A new process that could significantly reduce the cost of producing biofuels like ethanol from plant waste has been discovered by researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey ...
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MNRE Seeks Bidders for an Evaluation Study of its Biogas and Thermal Energy Program

MNRE Seeks Bidders for an Evaluation Study of its Biogas and Thermal Energy Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for an independent third-party evaluation study of its biogas-based power generation (off-grid) and thermal energy ...
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Andhra DISCOM to Pay ₹4.5 Million Against Delayed Payment for a 6 MW Biomass Project

Andhra DISCOM to Pay ₹4.5 Million Against Delayed Payment for a 6 MW Biomass Project

In its latest order, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has asked one of the state’s distribution companies (DISCOM), Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) to pay ...
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Government’s New Transportation Fuel Guidelines Promote the Use of Biofuels

Government’s New Transportation Fuel Guidelines Promote the Use of Biofuels

In a significant move that is bound to pave the way for the entry of new players in the fuel marketing space, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has ...
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Power Generated from Co-firing of Biomass in Thermal Plants Eligible for RPO_ MNRE

Power Generated from Co-firing of Biomass in Thermal Plants Eligible for RPO: MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice clarifying the eligibility of power generated from the co-firing of biomass in thermal power plants as renewable energy ...
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APTEL Directs Madhya Pradesh DISCOM To Compensate Biomass Developers for Fixed Costs

APTEL Directs Madhya Pradesh DISCOM To Compensate Biomass Developers for Fixed Costs

In a judgment favoring biomass project developers, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has found that in the case of one part tariff, developers cannot be denied fixed cost component ...
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Biomass Company PRESPL Raises ₹360 Million Equity from Shell

Biomass Company PRESPL Raises ₹360 Million Equity from Shell

Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd. (PRESPL), an Indian biomass-based energy company, has raised private equity investment from Shell. “With this follow-on fund investment by Shell, the ‘Series-B’ round of ...
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National Oil Marketing Firms Float EoI To Procure Biodiesel Made from Used Cooking Oil

National Oil Marketing Firms Float EoI To Procure Biodiesel Made from Used Cooking Oil

The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan recently released an Expression of Interest (EoI) floated by the national oil marketing companies such as Indian Oil, Bharat ...
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India Plans to Utilize Compressed Biogas as Alternative Green Transport Fuel

India Plans to Utilize Compressed Biogas as Alternative Green Transport Fuel

India is poised to utilize its huge biomass potential in the coming years. Biomass and organic waste sources like paddy straw, farm stubble, agricultural residue, cattle dung, sugarcane press mud, ...
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India to Jump on the BS-VI Engine Bandwagon from Next Year

India to Jump on the BS-VI Engine Bandwagon from Next Year

To check the rise of harmful emissions, the Indian government is working at a fast pace to increase the usage of biofuels. After approving the National Policy on Biofuels in ...
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At This Year’s Republic Day Event, Indian Air Force to Fly its Aircraft Using Biofuel

At This Year’s Republic Day Event, Indian Air Force to Fly its Aircraft Using Biofuel

At the 70th Republic Day celebrations this year, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will lead the way towards a greener future by utilizing biofuel for its aircraft during the fly-past ...
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India Imposes Restrictions on Export and Import of Biofuels

India Joins the Club for Collaboration on New and Alternate Fuels

The Indian government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ratified the membership  of Advanced Motor Fuels Technology Collaboration Programme (AMF TCP) under the International Energy Agency (IEA) on May ...
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