Gruner to build Asia’s largest CBG project in Navsari with Rs. 220 crores

The flagship CBG plant is projected to produce an impressive 44 tons of biogas per day (TPD) using economical feedstocks such as paddy, pressmud, canetrash, and organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OF MSW).

Biogas conglomerate Gruner Renewable Energy has announced plans to develop Asia’s largest Compressed Biogas (CBG) plant in Navsari, Gujarat, in partnership with an undisclosed business conglomerate. Gruner said that the estimated cost of the Navsari plant is going to be around Rs. 220 crores.

Gruner held that this flagship CBG plant is projected to produce an impressive 44 tons of biogas per day (TPD) using economical feedstocks such as paddy, pressmud, canetrash, and organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OF MSW).

Every year, this translates to over 16,000 tons of biogas, underscoring the plant’s significant role in advancing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for India’s energy independence and sustainability goals.

Utkarsh Gupta, Founder & CEO of Gruner Renewable Energy, stated, “As India work towards decreasing reliance on fossil fuels, opening of plants like Navsari is going to play a critical role in meeting our goals of championing sustainable energy solutions. Furthermore, in addition to generating employment opportunities within the biofuel sector, the establishment of CBG plants will significantly reduce our country’s crude oil import bill.”

Gruner believes that the Navsari CBG plant is a key element of India’s CBG-based rural economy master plan, providing direct and indirect employment to farmers, suppliers, laborers, and youth in the local area.

Gruner has strategically designed this facility to utilize high-yield and cost-effective feedstocks like pressmud, paddy, OF MSW, and canetrash, ensuring high-quality biofuel production. These choices simplify the feedstock supply chain, enhance availability, and eliminate pretreatment costs. Furthermore, by converting industrial waste products into CBG, the plant will address waste disposal challenges and help reduce environmental pollution.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently highlighted at India Energy Week (IEW) that India’s energy sector will receive investments exceeding $67 billion over the next five years. He also announced plans for the establishment of 5,000 CBG plants across India.

According to the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell, India’s gas production is 29,769 million metric standard cubic meters (mmscm) against a consumption of 55,256 mmscm, resulting in a shortfall of 25,488 mmscm, or 46.12% of total consumption, currently met through imports. “CBG has the potential to bridge this gap,” Gupta said.

Utkarsh Gupta added, “Gruner Renewable Energy recognized this critical need early on, understanding the importance of CBG in the growth of India’s renewable energy sector. We anticipate that the push for renewable energy will strengthen further under the new government’s term.”

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