Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan today laid the foundation stone of Odisha’s first second-generation bio-ethanol refinery being set-up by government-owned fuel retailer Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) in Bargarh district.
Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony, BPCL Chairman and Managing Director D Rajkumar said the company is aiming at commissioning the refinery, with a capacity to produce 3 crore litre of bio-ethanol per annum, by August 2020 at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore.
He added that the company will source rice, wheat and other agriculture waste materials from within the 50-Kilometer radius of the Bargarh district. Read More
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