IOT Infrastructure and Energy Services, a joint venture of state run-Indian Oil Corporation and Oiltanking GmbH of Germany, is tweaking its biogas plant to manufacture bio-CNG for vehicles and has plans to set up more greenfield projects for the clean auto fuel.
“We have been running a power plant on biogas and realised that if we managed to increase its methane concentration, we could convert it into bio-CNG for automobiles. This would directly help in reducing India’s dependence on liquid fuel,” Vivek Venkatachalam, managing director, IOT, told ET.
IOT, a 50:50 joint venture, has been generating power from biogas at its plant at Namakkal. Now, with an investment of Rs 25 crore, and implementation of a technology developed by IOC’s research and development team, the plant will be converted to a bio-CNG unit with a daily output of 12,000 kg. Read More