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Opportunities galore for entrepreneurs in biofuels

With the demand for non-renewable sources increasing, the biofuelsbusiness is opening new opportunities for entrepreneurs. Several countries, including India, have started attending to biofuels to counter pollution and reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. The businesspotential of biofuels for entrepreneurship activities in India is huge, and can be expected to grow at a faster pace in the years to come.

According to Dr Alok Adholeya, director, biotechnology & management of bioresources, TERI, “currently almost 70 per cent of India’s crude oil requirement is imported, which is expected to increase to 90 per cent by 2030.” According to Aswathi Muralidharan in an article, “Opportunities in biofuels,” this massive dependence on imports coupled with the price volatility of oil, which has been fluctuating from the current $40 a barrel to $147 a barrel in the recent past, may lead to biofuels playing an important role in reducing our dependence on imports in future.

In this regard, our National Biofuels Policy mandates 20 per cent of all diesel and petrol demand to be met by using plant-based rather than fossil-based diesel by 2017. According to Deepak Desai of Business Brains Consultants, at present, India’s biofuel production is not even enough to cater to 5 per cent of the demand. Still, India has been the fourth largest producer of ethanol, after the US, Brazil, and China, it being mainly used for the manufacture of beverages. This usage has been a major barrier in producing fuel-grade ethanol. However, keeping in mind the government mandate and the demand it is likely to create, there is ample opportunity for entrepreneurs in entering this sector of economy.

According to Muralidharan, in addition to bioenthanol, biodiesel can be produced from both oilseed crops, such as sunflower and soybeans, and animal fat. However, Jatropha is the preferred feedstock for production of biodiesel in India, especially because it is non-edible and has a smaller gestation period of two to three years, compared to other plants. Still, the supply of biodiesel in India is not present in large quantities, as the potential of Jatropha has recently been realized. However, this potential provides vast number of entrepreneurial opportunities to our farmers as well as agriculturalists.

Second, according to Muralidharan, algae as a source of biodiesel also appear as promising for entrepreneurial activities. That is because the use of oilseeds is a temporary phase that will be good for over a decade or two. After this, finding land to grow oilseeds for biodiesel will be a problem. According to Dr Adholeya, one can then get into the production of second- and third-generation biofuels, which includes algae. Also, producing biodiesel from algae has a secondary benefit: algae consume carbon dioxide as a nutrient. Thus, algae-based biodiesel production also helps to reduce carbon emissions and solve the global-warming challenge.

Furthermore, according to Muralidharan, technology is one significant barrier that an entrepreneur is likely to face while entering these entrepreneurship opportunities. The biofuels technology area is very complex, and hence focus on viable and innovative technology becomes imperative for any entrepreneur. According to Shashank Inamdar, MD & CEO, Praj Industries, “the key lies in structuring the business model to integrate the supply chain — right from feedstock to securing contract for end-products and adoption of futuristic technologies.”

Muralidharan also believes that another entry barrier is proof of performance. Most biofuel plants need customisation as they have several variables in their performance. Hence, according to Inamdar, it is essential that the entrepreneur has vast experience, data bank, and references at his disposal for these entrepreneurship opportunities to be fully exploited.

Finally, the role of educational institutions in promoting entrepreneurship activities in the renewable energy area cannot be neglected. IIT Kharagpur has been working on bioenergy research for several decades now and recently launched the PK Sinha Centre for BioEnergy (PKSCB). The PKSCB in its endeavour to promote bioenergy is harnessing the potential of young minds and encouraging entrepreneurship in this direction. In this regard, the young IITians are working toward the development and betterment of the rural masses. IIT Kharagpur has the unique advantage of deploying this skill to enhance the life of these rural masses along with promoting entrepreneurship. PKSCB is currently exploring ways to adopt a few villages around the campus in order to help make them self-sufficient and sustainable energy-wise, which is likely to be a boon for the local economy, in general.
http://wrd.mydigitalfc.com/entrepreneurship/opportunities-galore-entrepreneurs-biofuels-911


2.4.4 Biomass-based Power

 

Biomass can be used instead of fossil fuels such as coal, oil or natural gas – as the feedstock to produce electricity. India being an agrarian country, there is easy availability of agricultural biomass which can be used to generate energy.

 

There are multiple ways to produce power from biomass. The three primary routes are: Combustion, Gasification and Anaerobic Digestion.

·         Combustion is easy to understand – instead of using coal or other fossil fuel, use biomass to produce steam that runs a turbine. Combustion of biomass for power could either be in the form of co-firing (when it is burned along with coal) or pure play biomass based combustion.

·         In the case of gasification, the biomass is first gasified into a mixture of organic gases, and this gas turn produces power in a gas engine.

·         Anaerobic digestion is usually applied to biomass that have a high amount of water in them (anaerobic digestion is most used for treating organic waste such as kitchen waste and sewage waste into energy). Under this route, microorganisms (bacteria) act upon the organic matter present in the biomass under anaerobic (absence of air) and convert it into biogas, which comprises predominantly methane.

                          

 

Total available potential

23.7 GW (EAI estimates peg it at about 25-30 GW) – cogeneration 7-10 GW, agro-residues – 17 GW

 

Exploited potential

ü  Biomass Direct - Combustion 1192 MW (approx)

ü  Biomass Direct - Gasification 153 MW (approx)

ü  Bagasse Cogeneration – 2079.73 MW installed

ü  The total installed capacity is 3424.73 MW (Aug 2012)

 

Projected capacity

EAI Estimates suggest India could have a total biomass installed capacity of over 10,000 MW by 2022, with growth coming from both cogeneration and agro residues.

 

Government incentives

ü  Customs duty exemption/reduction on parts of biomass operated electricity generator

ü  Excise duty exemption on parts of biomass operated Electricity generator

ü  Exemption in central sales tax

ü  80 % accelerated depreciation in the first year on selective components

ü  Income tax holiday for ten years

ü  Power sector reforms have encouraged investment in grid-connected biomass projects.

ü  Up to 90% for rural electrification projects

 

Investments

In the current Five Year Plan period (2007 to 2012), the government’s target for biomass power capacity is 1780 MW, with 500 MW from cogeneration plants

 

Challenges

ü  Feedstock supply and price security

ü  Channeling of sugarcane bagasse for alternative uses such as paper production

ü  Barriers in obtaining land for biomass cultivation for large scale applications (competition with food grain production)

 

Cost of power generation

Cost of electricity production – Rs 3-4/kWh. This includes all costs, including capital depreciation, O&M, insurance and interest costs. This cost could increase over the years as the cost of biomass increases

 


 

Biomass Power in India – Now and Future

 

Parameter

Now (2012)

Future (2020)

Distributed electricity generation

Biomass Power (agro-wastes/residues) has a minor contribution of 13% of the total grid connected renewables while it contributes to nearly 73% of off-grid power.

Estimates of potential in the future for power from biomass in India varies from about 18,000 - 50,000 MW

Use in co-firing in power plants

Fewer than 1% of power plants use biomass

A much larger proportion of plants will be powered by biomass

Use of feedstock

Primarily waste biomass and assorted

Dedicated energy crops

Related revenue streams

Some additional revenue streams already present

A more established end user market for co-products

Standalone renewable power source?

Primarily standalone mode

Will be used in conjunction with other renewable electricity sources



* Company for generating power using biomass by MNRE

In a bid to encourage renewable energy sources of power generation in India, the union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is looking at setting up a company for biomass-based power generation and promotion on the lines of Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).


The proposed company would focus on promotion and generation of biomass-based power and execute projects in the country. "We are focusing to promote biomass-based power generation in the country. For this, the ministry is planning to set up a company for biomass energy same as we set up SECI last year," said Tarun Kapoor, joint secretary, MNRE on the sidelines of 11th Green Power conference in Ahmedabad on Thursday.


 

 


According to MNRE data, currently biomass availability in India is estimated at about 500 millions tones per year, while studies have estimated surplus biomass availability at about 120–150 million tones per annum, covering agricultural and forestry residues corresponding to a potential of about 18,000 Mw of power generation.


It may be noted here that MNRE had set up Solar Energy Corporation of India on September 2011 under section-25 of the Companies Act, 1956 with an aim to set up state-sponsored solar power projects in the country.


"Of the over 200,000 Mw of installed power generation capacities in India, nearly 12 per cent or 25,000 Mw is generated from renewable sources. Looking at the growing need for electricity and issues faced in the conventional power generation, we need to increase our focus on renewable sources," said Kapoor.


The ministry has set a target to achieve 30,000 Mw of renewable energy generation capacities in India in the current five-year plan. However, the estimated investment is pegged at Rs 2.5 lakh crore. The ministry is exploring possibilities of setting up a fund aimed at renewable energy generation. "We are also looking to set up a fund for renewable energy generation," said the official.


Also, the ministry is working on a possibility to offer special subsidy for rooftop solar projects. "Rooftop solar projects has to take off in such a manner that people can generate power for their own use from their rooftops and sell the surplus power directly into the grid, without storing in batteries. For this, we are coming out with a separate subsidy scheme to give a push to rooftops," he said.


According to him, cost of solar rooftops would be around Rs 8 to 9 per unit and with subsidy, it can come down to Rs 5 to 6 per unit.


It may be noted here that Gujarat has already started a pilot project for rooftop solar power generation in the state capital Gandhinagar with generation capacity of 5 Mw on a public-private partnership model.


Meanwhile, the state government is also looking at spreading the project in other cities and towns of the state. "We are working with 20 municipalities and seven municipal corporations in the state to roll out the rooftop solar power generation projects. We are aiming at solar power generation to the tune of 100-200 Mw from this initiative," said D P Joshi, director, Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) during the conference.


On the solar energy front, few states including Gujarat, Rajasthan Maharashtra, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh were found to be doing well, while some others including Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have also taken up initiatives at their respective states, informed the central government official.

http://www.eai.in/360/actionbar/news/5804



KSBDB  to promote and popularize biofuel as a clean alternative fuel.  7/7/12

MoU with DRDO for bio-toilets in 1,000 gram panchayats  5/7/12

* Indoor pollution by biomass fuel also is harmful !


* Karnataka Gov plans bamboo cultivation for biomass power


 The Forest Department plans to cultivate bamboo on a large scale on its wastelands to generate biomass power that could help reduce the power-starved State’s peak-hour woes.

Announcing this after releasing the status report and conservation action plan for Kaan Forests (sacred groves) of Shimoga district, prepared by a team of experts appointed by the Western Ghats Task Force in Bangalore on Tuesday, Minister for Forests C.P. Yogeshwar said the department was in the process of assessing the extent of land that could be used for cultivation of bamboo as well as the potential for power generation.

“We will be in a position to give you data on the extent of land suitable for bamboo cultivation and the targeted power generation in eight to ten days,” Mr. Yogeshwar said.

The Minister, who visited bamboo-based biomass power plants in Mundargi in north Karnataka and some areas in Tamil Nadu, said the Bheema variety of bamboo that would start yielding within two years of plantation would be chosen for cultivation. This variety would be replicated through tissue culture for better yields, he noted.

This variety could fetch revenue of Rs. 2,000 per tonne, which is higher when compared to revenues earned from sugarcane cultivation, he said.

Capacity

According to experts, 200 acres of bamboo cultivation could help take care of biomass needs of a power plant with a capacity of one megawatt, he said.

To begin with, Mr. Yogeshwar is planning to introduce bamboo cultivation on about 30,000 acres of wasteland of farmers in his native Ramanagaram district on a pilot basis by using the sewage water that flows from Bangalore. He said a report in this regard had already been submitted to the Chief Secretary seeking financial assistance for farmers to take up bamboo cultivation.

Meanwhile, the status report and conservation action plan has recommended to the government to come out with a clear policy on identification, recognition, demarcation, protection and management of different kinds of Kaan forests with the involvement of local people.

Pointing out that there was no reliable data on the total extent of Kaan forests due to the ambiguity about titles in the land records, the report has asked the government to provide clear land records within a time frame.

Responding to this, the Minister said most of the Kaan forests were with the Revenue Department. The government would take steps to bring them under the Forest Department so that a plan of action could be taken up for their development.

The report has also recommended steps to prevent encroachment in the Kaan forests, besides initiating a study to get village-wise status of extent of these forests in the State through satellite images. It also recommended that some of the well-protected Kaan forests should be declared as natural heritage sites. Western Ghats Task Force Chairman Anant Hegde Ashisar was also present on the occasion. source 30/6/12

Illegal resort

Replying to queries, the Minister said the department would initiate action for recovering forest land in Sandur on which Rajya Sabha MP Anil Lad had allegedly built a resort.



RE Source

Target MW

Year wise proposed capacity addition

Likely total investment (Rs crores – at current prices)

09-10

10-11

11-12

12-13

13-14

Wind Power

2969

630

680

530

530

599

15680

Mini and Small Hydro

600

100

100

150

150

100

2700

Cogeneration in Sugar Industry

281

56

56

56

56

57

1120

Biomass/Bio-gas

300

60

60

60

60

60

2100

Waste to Energy

50

10

10

10

10

10

400

Total

4200

856

906

806

806

826

22000



Strategy for Biomass projects: The state has 10.5 million Hectors  of arable land which generates around 15 million metric tons of agricultural/agro-processing unit residues excluding Baggasse out of which about 7 million metric tons is estimated to be surplus biomass as per the IISC, Bangalore study. The state with 3 million hectors of forest land offers Forest residues plus dry Bamboo biomass sources. During the policy period, it is targeted to harness 300 MW of power through biomass projects based on Rankine Cycle/Biomass Boiler and Otto Cycle/ Biogas Plant or Biomass Gassifier. The Biomass plants will be linked to organic fertilizer production units with key input being the waste coming from the Biomass power plant. To offset the negative factors the biomass projects will be encouraged by extending enabling Tariff atmosphere. The Government waste lands will be identified and offered to set up Biomass Projects.  


RE Source

Potential MW

Installed capacity MW

Capacity addition by 2014 MW

Target

Cumulative

 

Wind Power

12950

1368

 

2969

 

 

4337

Mini and Small Hydro

3000

416

600

1016

Cogeneration in Sugar Industry

1500

535

281

816

Biomass/Bio-gas

1000

81

300

381

Waste to Energy

135

--

50

50

Total

18500

2400

4200

6600


(i) Government Of India Incentives: The various concession and incentives allowed by Ministry of New And Renewable Energy /Government Of India regarding Detailed Survey & Investigation/Detailed Project Report, Generation Based Incentive etc will ipso-facto continue to be passed on by the State Government to the project developer through Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited. 

There are about 20,000 industries which have boilers and turbines for manufacture of their products like, steel, rice, paper, textile etc. Cogeneration units could be set up in these units. As per rough estimate, about 2000 MW of power can be generated from these industries by setting up cogeneration plants.

 

11. (ii) Entry Tax: Entry tax and other fiscal incentives to Renewable Energy generation units are in accordance with the Industrial Policy 2009-10.  


11. (iii) Value Added Tax (VAT): The Value Added Tax applicable on various Renewable Energy equipments and instruments as well as the Energy Efficient and Power saving appliances etc, like the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient  consumer durables directly purchased by the consumers will be considered for suitable revision under the provisions of Karnataka State Sales Act.


11. (iv) Incentives for Biomass Power Generation projects: The Government of Karnataka will facilitate Biomass power Plants with an enabling Tariff atmosphere in Co-ordination with KERC.

Biomass / BIogas estimated potential by the government is 1000 MW. Installed capacity is 80 MW. Planned installation till 2014 is 300 MW. Total will be 381 MW.

 


Year wise Renewable Energy Target and Capital investment 2009 to 2014:

 

The year wise target for different Renewable Energy sources and the investment necessary during the policy period is given below:

 

 

RE Source

Target MW

Year wise proposed capacity addition

Likely total investment

(Rs crores - at current prices)

09-10

10-11

11-12

12-13

13-14

Wind Power

 

2969

 

630

680

530

530

599

15680

Mini and Small Hydro

600

100

100

150

150

100

2700

Cogeneration in Sugar Industry

281

56

56

56

56

57

1120

Biomass/Bio-gas

300

60

60

60

60

60

2100

Waste to Energy

50

10

10

10

10

10

400

Total

4200

856

906

806

806

826

22000

 

6. (i) Renewable Energy Project Financing: It is estimated that from the targets of additional capacity of 4200 MW Renewable Energy power in the next 5 years by 2014 entails an investment of about Rs 22,000/- crores at current prices.  During the previous years, the investment in the various Renewable Energy developments has come from the private entrepreneurs. However during the previous three years of Renewable Energy development, in the state, on an average annually about 300 MW Renewable Energy capacity additions brought in about Rs 1,800 crores investment by the private sector.  It is expected that the present policy initiative may bring in an additional investment of Rs 1,600 crores annually by the private sector. With this the private sector investment would amount to Rs 17,000 crores during the policy period. The profit making Central and State Public Sector Undertakings may also invest in the Renewable Energy projects and may bring in Rs 5,000 crores. 



*There are multiple ways to produce power from biomass. While the most obvious way is to use it to produce steam that runs a turbine, this may not be the most efficient or the most feasible. In fact, most biomass power plants in India (as well as in many other parts of the world) are following the rankine cycle route for biomass based power production. But other well-known technologies – especially gasification – are also being increasingly used. Emerging processes such as pyrolysis could also start contributing in future.

 

The three primary routes for biomass to power are: Combustion, Gasification and Anaerobic Digestion.

  • Combustion is easy to understand – instead of using coal or other fossil fuel, use biomass to produce steam that runs a turbine. Combustion of biomass for power could either be in the form of co-firing (when it is burned along with coal) or pure play biomass based combustion.
  • In the case of gasification, the biomass is first gasified and this gas turn produces power in a gas engine.
  • Anaerobic digestion is usually applied to biomass that typically have a high amount of water in them (anaerobic digestion is most used for treating organic waste such as kitchen waste and sewage waste into energy). Under this route, microorganisms act upon the organic matter present in the biomass under anaerobic (absence of air) and convert it into biogas.

 

An emerging route for biomass based power is pyrolysis. In this, the biomass is heated to 450 - 600 °C in absence of air, and depending on the speed at which the process is undertaken, results in a bio-oil called the pyrolysis oil that can in turn be used for firing the boilers (fast pyrolysis), or results in a mixture of char and organic gases (slow pyrolysis).

 

Thrust Areas of Focus – Karnataka

Co-generation

  • Presently in Karnataka 53 sugar factories are generating about 2 lakh tones of bagasse per day, sufficient to generate about 1500 MW of power by using medium/high pressure boilers and TG sets.
  • Till date only 17 sugar factories have commissioned co-generation plants with an installed capacity of 339 MW. Necessary support & facilitation will be given for the remaining 36 sugar factories and other industries to set up cogeneration plants

Biomass/Biogas

 

  • There is adequate availability of agricultural residues (10.5 mill ha agricultural land, 66.5 lakh tone) as well as animal waste (from 14 million cattles (1.4 lakhs ton of cattle dung) for establishing biomass and biogas plants.
  • As per the study report of IISC on the availability of surplus biomass, 950 MW of power can be generated.
  • Field proven technologies are available, which ensure high reliability/efficiency regarding Biomass Power Plants.

 

Urban, municipal and industrial liquid/solid waste

  • As per the National Master plan for development of waste to energy in India, Karnataka generates about 7100 metric tons per day (MTD) of solid municipal waste in 28 cities/towns, offering a potential to develop about 137 MW of power in the state.
  • Introducing scientific processing & treatment of this quantity of waste entails power generation besides environmental benefits.
  • The process of setting up MSW based power plants in Bangalore through Bio-methenization and incineration technologies are under progress.
  • MSW Projects with the city corporations like Bangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Mangalore, Bellary, Hubli-Dharwad, Davanagere, Belgaum, Gulbarga etc are identified as priority areas.
  • Power generation based on municipal sewerage treatment plants in Bangalore and other cities are identified as priority areas.

Biomass Potential of Karnataka

RE Source

Potential Available (MW)

Allotted capacity as of March 2011 (MW)

Installed capacity  (MW)

Cogeneration

1500

1193

689

Biomass Power

1000

479

87

 

 6. (ii) Akshaya Shakthi Nidhi (Green Energy Fund): In order to facilitate Renewable Energy project financing and Energy Conservation and Efficiency measures Green Energy Fund ‘’Akshaya Shakthi Nidhi’’ will be established. “Green Energy Cess” of Rs 0.05 (five paise) per unit would be levied on the electricity supplied to commercial and industrial consumers. It is estimated to generate about Rs 55 crores annually. Out of the Rs 55 crores, 10 % of this fund to the tune of Rs 5 crores will be set apart as contribution to Energy Conservation Fund for Energy Conservation activities. The balance Rs 50 crores will be set apart for Renewable Energy project financing. The Akshaya Shakthi Nidhi will be administered by KREDL for promotion of Renewable Energy particularly in Public Private Participation (PPP) mode, decentralized generation and distribution Renewable Energy projects for the benefit of rural sector. The funds may also be utilized for land acquisition and land development activity for Renewable Energy projects including Net Present Value and compensatory afforestation, soil moisture conservation etc for forest land clearance. 

 

 

7. Land Policy for Renewable Energy Projects: The availability of suitable land and making the land available expeditiously is a major issue for RE development.  To realise the targeted potential of 4200 MW during the policy period about 12000 Ha of various categories of lands like Government Barren lands, Revenue lands, Private lands, Panchayat lands and Forest lands etc are estimated to be necessary in different districts of the state. To address the land issue following is proposed.

 

7.(i) Land Identification for Renewable Energy Projects:  Inventory of surplus and unused land available with Public Sector Undertakings, State Govt., Urban Local Bodies/ Gram Panchayath lands and suitable private waste lands, unproductive single crop agricultural lands will be undertaken District wise, by the Deputy Commissioners to identify lands for the Renewable Energy projects. Care will be taken to exclude archaeological heritage lands, prayer and temple lands, burial grounds and monuments etc. The Government will provide such available lands, waste lands for developing the Renewable Energy projects under the provisions of Section 71 of Land Revenue Act to Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited. Further necessary amendments to section 79(a), 79(b) and 80 of the Karnataka Land Reforms Act are to be made to enable the Renewable Energy project developers to purchase suitable private land directly from the owners of the land.

 

For waste to energy Renewable Energy projects the Municipal Bodies will identify and keep the lands at the disposal of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited. The identified lands will be acquired through the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB), under the provisions of The Karnataka Industrial Policy, and made available to the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited for the Renewable Energy projects. Further, keeping in view the welfare interest of the Farmers, certain equity of not less than 5% of gross energy generated will be provided to take the land owner Farmers as equity partners in the Renewable Energy projects. Non Agricultural conversion for the express purpose will be accorded within a period of one month from the date of applying for the same. Government will review the applicable stamp duty.

 

 

7. (ii) Government. Barren lands meant for Industrial Use: The barren Government lands, reserved, as per the industrial planning for industrial use, at declared Renewable Energy sites, 10% of such lands will be kept at the disposal of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited for developing the land to set up the Renewable Energy power projects.

 

7. (iii) Forest Land: Wherever Forest land is identified for the Renewable Energy projects  the same will be processed and considered by the Karnataka Forest Department under the provisions of the Forest Conservation Act (1980) subject to the Ministry of Environment & Forest guidelines within a period of 4 (four) months.

 

7. (iv) Land Development for Renewable Energy Projects: The identified Revenue, Private and Forest lands will be developed by Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited to facilitate setting up of various Renewable Energy projects expeditiously. The Akshaya Shakthi Nidhi Funds will be utilised to develop the lands including the payment towards Net Present Value and Compensatory Afforestation in case of Forest Lands. This will enable the State to offer ready to use developed land to set up Renewable Energy projects. Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited will sub lease the developed lands to the Renewable Energy developer for a period of 30 years. After 30 years the project stands transferred to the Government.  Land-Lease Rent will be as per the prime lending rate over current market price as on the date of handing over of the project, subject to land availability and financial limits on case-to-case basis. However, it is not permissible to mortgage the lands by the Renewable Energy developers to any financial or other agency/institution/body.

 

7. (v) Consent From Departments: The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited /Government will obtain consent from the concerned departments like Forest about the location visa-versa the Wild Life Sanctuaries, National Parks, Eco-sensitive Zones etc. From Irrigation  Department to the effect that the proposed Projects(s) does not infringe with the drinking and irrigation rights of the local inhabitants, from Revenue department regarding approval under the Karnataka Land Reforms Act. Consent from the Gram Panchayat etc, Departments will offer their opinion within 90 days time. The Administrative Department will monitor the reports in a time bound manner.

 

7. (vi) statutory clearances: Various statutory clearances that are essential for the development and commissioning of the Renewable Energy projects will be dealt by the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited with the concerned departments and agencies. The developers will apply in the formats prescribed to the different departments and furnish a copy to Karnataka pan>


RE Source

Target MW

Year wise proposed capacity addition

Likely total investment

(Rs crores - at current prices)

09-10

10-11

11-12

12-13

13-14

Wind Power

 

2969

 

630

680

530

530

599

15680

Mini and Small Hydro

600

100

100

150

150

100

2700

Cogeneration in Sugar Industry

281

56

56

56

56

57

1120

Biomass/Bio-gas

300

60

60

60

60

60

2100

Waste to Energy

50

10

10

10

10

10

400

Total

4200

856

906

806

806

826

22000


6. (i) Renewable Energy Project Financing: It is estimated that from the targets of additional capacity of 4200 MW Renewable Energy power in the next 5 years by 2014 entails an investment of about Rs 22,000/- crores at current prices.  During the previous years, the investment in the various Renewable Energy developments has come from the private entrepreneurs. However during the previous three years of Renewable Energy development, in the state, on an average annually about 300 MW Renewable Energy capacity additions brought in about Rs 1,800 crores investment by the private sector.  It is expected that the present policy initiative may bring in an additional investment of Rs 1,600 crores annually by the private sector. With this the private sector investment would amount to Rs 17,000 crores during the policy period. The profit making Central and State Public Sector Undertakings may also invest in the Renewable Energy projects and may bring in Rs 5,000 crores. 



6. (i) Renewable Energy Project Financing: It is estimated that from the targets of additional capacity of 4200 MW Renewable Energy power in the next 5 years by 2014 entails an investment of about Rs 22,000/- crores at current prices.  During the previous years, the investment in the various Renewable Energy developments has come from the private entrepreneurs. However during the previous three years of Renewable Energy development, in the state, on an average annually about 300 MW Renewable Energy capacity additions brought in about Rs 1,800 crores investment by the private sector.  It is expected that the present policy initiative may bring in an additional investment of Rs 1,600 crores annually by the private sector. With this the private sector investment would amount to Rs 17,000 crores during the policy period. The profit making Central and State Public Sector Undertakings may also invest in the Renewable Energy projects and may bring in Rs 5,000 crores. 

Biomass Class

Area (kHa)

Crop Production (kT/Yr)

Biomass Generation (kT/Yr)

Biomass Surplus (kT/Yr)

Power Potential (MWe)

Forest & wasteland

6993.7

NA

10001.3

6600.8

924.1

Agro

8119

12826.4

24817

4964.4

631.9

 

 

Crop

Residue

Area (kha)

Crop Production (kT/Yr)

Biomass Generation (kT/Yr)

Biomass Surplus (kT/Yr)

Power Potential (MWe)

Maize

Stalks

603.7

1445.6

2891.1

1156.5

150.3

Groundnut

Stalks

1179.7

1182.8

2365.6

709.7

92.3

Jowar

Cobs

1882.2

2446.4

1223.2

489.3

68.5

Paddy

Husk

1379.7

5104.3

1020.9

612.5

67.4

Jowar

Stalks

1882.2

2446.4

4158.8

415.9

54.1

Paddy

Straw

1379.7

5104.3

7656.4

382.8

45.9

Maize

Cobs

603.7

1445.6

454

317.8

44.5

Groundnut

Shell

1179.7

1182.8

354.8

212.9

25.5

Jowar

Husk

1882.2

2446.4

489.3

195.7

23.5

Sunflower

Stalks

651.7

325.9

651.8

130.4

16.9

Ragi

Straw

1090.9

1636.5

2127.5

106.4

12.8

Bajra

Stalks

316.1

158.1

316.1

63.2

8.2

Arhar

Stalks

436.4

174.6

436.4

43.6

5.7

Arhar

Husk

436.4

174.6

52.4

26.2

3.14

Pulses

Stalks

242.9

145.8

189.5

18.9

2.46

Gram

Stalks

32.7

19.6

21.6

17.2

2.24

Wheat

Stalks

192.5

134.7

202.1

16.2

2.1

Bajra

Cobs

316.1

158.1

52.2

15.6

2.03

Bajra

Husk

316.1

158.1

47.4

14.2

1.71

Wheat

Pod

192.5

134.7

40.4

12.1

1.7

Horse gram

Stalks

54.6

27.3

35.5

3.55

0.46

Moong

Stalks

36.9

11.1

12.2

1.22

0.16

Small millets

Stalks

11.4

8

9.6

0.96

0.12

Moong

Husk

36.9

11.1

1.66

0.83

0.1

Cow gram

Stalks

7.1

5.7

6.3

0.63

0.082

Others

Others

0.56

0.17

0.38

0.11

0.013

Total

 

8119

12826.4

24817

4964.4

631.9

 Renewable Energy Development Limited. The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited will pursue with the departments and co-ordinate for speedy approvals and clearances within 90 days for all departments / agencies and 120 days in case of Forest clearance. The issues pending for longer periods will be placed before the Quarterly Review Meetings held at the level of the Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka. Regarding the lands developed by Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited. The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited will obtain all statutory clearances from different departments before hand and offer such lands for Renewable Energy Project development.

 

8. Renewable Energy Special Economic Zone (SEZ): The Renewable Energy and allied sector requires to be supported with Renewable Energy equipment manufacturing industries. Renewable Energy Sources like wind and solar require considerable extent of land for setting up manufacturing units of Solar Photo Voltaic and wind Turbine etc. The Renewable Energy manufacturing industrial activity needs to be supported with land.

 

      

           Under the Industrial Policy 2009 the state has identified areas covering Bidar, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Shimoga and Mandya Districts for Sugar and co-gen, power development. Similarly areas covering Raichur, Bellary, and Bijapur & Chitradurga Districts for Power Generation sector specific industrial zone development. It is proposed under this policy that the Government will keep 10% portion of these lands at the disposal of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited to develop them for Renewable Energy projects and allied Renewable Energy industries. Further 10% of lands will be set apart for Renewable Energy project in all future SEZs to be identified under Industrial Policy 2009 and also in the already approved SEZs at Shimoga, Hassan, Bangalore, Udupi, Mysore and Bellary. 10% of all SEZ lands will be kept at the disposal of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited to develop Renewable Energy projects.

 

         Further action will be taken to establish Renewable Energy SEZ under the provisions of the Industrial Policy 2009, particularly in the backward areas of Karnataka to promote setting up of solar manufacturing units and other Renewable Energy allied manufacturing units. Waste lands and surplus unproductive lands of about 2000 hectares will be identified for the purpose.

 

9. Implementation of Renewable Energy Projects: Various measures will be put in place to facilitate expeditious implementation of Renewable Energy Projects. Renewable Energy projects Identified by Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited will be offered for development on Public Private Partnership/ Build Own Operate Transfer Mode on developed lands ready to set up the Renewable Energy Projects specially in wind and Mini Hydro projects.

 

9. (i) Allotment Committee: A committee under the Chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary, Energy Department will consider for allotment of capacity of the renewable energy projects to the private entrepreneurs. The allotment committee will meet periodically, at least once every quarter, to consider the various Renewable Energy proposals. The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited will place the proposals received during the preceding quarter before the allotment committee with due scrutiny/evaluation and recommendations. The Allotment Committee will be constituted and separately notified.

 

9. (ii) Clearance of Renewable Energy Projects: Clearance of Renewable Energy projects involves sanctions/clearances from a number of Government Agencies/Departments. The concerned department will give necessary approval and clearance within 90 days of the application submitted. KREDL will monitor with the concerned departments.

 

9. (iii) Single Window Clearance: A State Level Empowered Committee with the Chief Secretary Government Of Karnataka as Chairman will provide single window clearance for developing the Renewable Energy Source Power Plants. The Single Window will review the issues relating to the statutory clearances of various departments. The clearances / approvals which are not accorded within the specified time period will be dealt by the Single Window empowered committee. Inter departmental co-ordination will be strengthened to achieve better results. Benefits of supportive policies will be taken to the maximum extent. The composition of the Empowered Committee will be separately notified.

 

9. (iv) Evacuation Arrangement: Often the Renewable Energy projects are located in remote areas wherein the evacuation arrangements/substations are not readily available and the project commissioning depends on grid strengthening. To overcome the situation Karnataka Power Transmission Company Limited and Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited will jointly undertake the survey of LV, HV and EHV Substations and required transmission and distribution lines necessary for the Renewable Energy projects. A committee will examine the Grid issues related to the Renewable Energy projects. Karnataka Power Transmission Company Limited will undertake the augmentation of transmission lines and lying of new lines and receiving stations as required. Respective Renewable Energy Project Developers will bear the cost of transmission lines from the project site to the substation as per grid norms.

 

9. (v) Time Limit for project Completion: It is mandatory for the developer to complete the project in all respect and commission the project with grid synchronization within  a period 3 years from the date of the statutory clearances. Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited will endeavour to obtain all required statutory clearances within 6 months period.

 

10. Regulatory Issues:  Following facilities will be extended to all the Renewable Energy Projects.

 

10. (i) Grant of Incentives Available to Industries:  Generation of electricity from Renewable  Energy Sources will be treated as Industry under the provisions of the Industrial policy  2009 and entry tax exemptions and all other  incentives available to industrial units under such schemes will also be extended to the Renewable Energy Power Projects irrespective of the Zone.

 


6. (i) Renewable Energy Project Financing: It is estimated that from the targets of additional capacity of 4200 MW Renewable Energy power in the next 5 years by 2014 entails an investment of about Rs 22,000/- crores at current prices.  During the previous years, the investment in the various Renewable Energy developments has come from the private entrepreneurs. However during the previous three years of Renewable Energy development, in the state, on an average annually about 300 MW Renewable Energy capacity additions brought in about Rs 1,800 crores investment by the private sector.  It is expected that the present policy initiative may bring in an additional investment of Rs 1,600 crores annually by the private sector. With this the private sector investment would amount to Rs 17,000 crores during the policy period. The profit making Central and State Public Sector Undertakings may also invest in the Renewable Energy projects and may bring in Rs 5,000 crores. 



10. (ii) Renewable Energy Obligation: The state Government is committed to procure & utilize the Renewable Energy power as required and determined by Government of Karnataka by time to time, subject to Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) guidelines. Due grid strengthening will be undertaken to meet this commitment. The state Government reserves the first right of refusal in respect of purchase of power produced by the Renewable Energy Sources which come under this Renewable Energy Policy.

 

10. (iii) Feed in Tariff: Various sources of Renewable Energy power procurement by the Energy Supply Companies/distribution licensees will be at Tariffs as determined by the KERC. When plant completes 11 years have to sell power to Energy Supply Companies on Tariff based on variable cost subject to KERC norms.



 

10. (vi) Wheeling of Electricity: wheeling charges @ 5 %will be applicable subject to the KERC norms.

 

10. (vii) Banking of Electricity: The banking facility for the power generated shall be allowed as determined by KERC from time to time for the energy banked with the Karnataka Power Transmission Company Limited / distribution licensee. Energy banked beyond the time prescribed will be utilized and paid for by the Karnataka Power Transmission Company Limited / distribution licensee at tariff applicable as per KERC norms.

 

10. (viii) Power Purchase Agreement (PPA): The sale of electricity by Power Producer of Energy Supply Company will be governed by the Power Purchase Agreement executed between the Power Producer and witnessed by Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission. The Power Purchase Agreement will be executed in a time bound manner. Power Company of Karnataka Limited will assign Power Purchase Agreements to the ESCOMs with back to back arrangement.

 

10. (ix) Settlements: All transactions between the Karnataka Power Transmission Company Limited / ESCOMS /Distribution Licensee and the producer involving wheeling or sale of power will be settled on monthly basis. The Karnataka Power Transmission Company Limited / distribution licensee will pay interest on payments delayed beyond a month @ State Bank of India short term Prime Lending Rate for delayed amount for actual period of delay.

 

10. (x) Grid Tie Policy and Net metering: Net metering facility will be extended to Solar power systems installed on commercial establishments and individual homes connected to the electrical grid to feed excess power back  to the grid with power credits accruing to the Photovoltaic energy producer.

10. (xi) Exemption from Demand cut: Exemption of demand cut to the extent of 50% of the installed capacity assigned for captive use purpose, will be allowed.

10. (xii) Security Deposit and Royalty: The Government will determine suitable Security Deposit for the Renewable Energy projects to bring in earnestness in project implementation. The quantum of royalty to be levied on energy generation from Renewable Energy sources will be determined by the Government.

 

11. Policy on Financial Incentives: Following incentives will be extended to all the Renewable Energy Projects.

 

11. (i) Government Of India Incentives: The various concession and incentives allowed by Ministry of New And Renewable Energy /Government Of India regarding Detailed Survey & Investigation/Detailed Project Report, Generation Based Incentive etc will ipso-facto continue to be passed on by the State Government to the project developer through Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited.

 

11. (ii) Entry Tax: Entry tax and other fiscal incentives to Renewable Energy generation units are in accordance with the Industrial Policy 2009-10.  

 

11. (iii) Value Added Tax (VAT): The Value Added Tax applicable on various Renewable Energy equipments and instruments as well as the Energy Efficient and Power saving appliances etc, like the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient  consumer durables directly purchased by the consumers will be considered for suitable revision under the provisions of Karnataka State Sales Act.

 

11. (iv) Incentives for Biomass Power Generation projects: The Government of Karnataka will facilitate Biomass power Plants with an enabling Tariff atmosphere in Co-ordination with KERC.


Bio resource status in Karnataka

 

 

 
List of Addresses of RENEWABLE

ENERGY DEVELOPERS / CONSULTANTS

 

 

List of Consultants for Cogeneration

 

Sl. No.

Address

Phone No.

 

Cogeneration

 

1.

DESEIN Private Limited,

Consulting Engineers, Desein House,

Greater Kailash, New Delhi-110048.

 

 

2.

Paresh Technical Services,

Energy Consultants, 1176-A,

Dr Rajkumar Road, Prakash Nagar,

Bangalore-560021.

 

3424773, 9844006182.

 

3.

Energy Economy & Environmental

Consultants, No 506, 15th Cross,

Indira Nagar II Stage, Bangalore-560038.

 

5256171, 5213986.

 

4.

Avant-Garde Engineers &

Consultants Private Limited,

68A, Porur Kundrathur High Road,

Porur, Chennai-600116.

 

044- 4827843,

044- 4828532.

 

5.

Aquatherm Engineering Consultants

(India) Private Limited, Flat 1B,

Devkar Apartments, 147, Luz Church Road,

Mylapur, Chennai-600004.

 

044-4970832,

044-4660464.

 

 

Biomass

 

 

6.

Engineering Resource Group,

42/1, Palm Grove road,

Austin Town, Bangalore-47.

 

564338, 5576539

 

7.

Mrs. Nandita Moitra,

Flat 101, Campbell Court,

Opposite Sagar apartments,

No 1, Charles Campbell road,

Cox Town, Bangalore-5

 

 

3

 

8.

Andhara Pradesh Industrial &

Technical Consultancy

Organization Limited,

8th Floor, Parishram Bhavan,

Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad-500029

 

 

9.

TIDE Technocrats private Limited,

33, 5th Block, Rajaji Nagar,

Near Bhashyam Circle,

Bangalore-5600010.

 

3350009

 

 

10.

Sri H R Srinivasan,

#, 100 (US), 42n d 8th Block,

Jaynagar, Bangalore-560082.

 

6640009

 

11.

Zenith Corporate Services

Private Limited, 10-5-6/B,

“My Home Plaza”,

Off. IVth Floor, Masab Tank,

Hyderabad-500028.

 

3376630, 3376631

 

 

 


BioResource potential of Karnataka
 
 Conclusion
Agro-climatic zone wise bioenergy availability and demand computation show that four zones are energy surplus while the remaining are energy deficient.  
Bioenergy surplus zones are Central dry zone (covering the entire district of Bidar and parts of Gulbarga district), Southern transition zone (covering parts of Hassan, Chikmagalur, Shimoga, Mysore and a small potion of Tumkur district), Hilly zone (covering parts of Uttara Kannada, Belgaum, Shimoga, Chikmagalur, Haveri, Kodagu and one taluk of Hassan) and the Coastal zone (covering parts of Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada district).  
Analyses of sector wise contribution in the energy surplus zones shows that  horticulture residues contribute  in the central dry zone, southern transition zone and the coastal zone, while in the hilly zone, forests contribute more towards the available bioenergy. 
In the southern transition zone, about 127769 ha of wasteland are available for energy plantation.  In the hilly and coastal zones, the extent of wastelands available for energy plantations is about 237371 ha and 880189 ha respectively, which can be utilised for raising energy plantation comprising of Acacaia auriculiformis,  Casuarina andEucalyptus species.  Assuming an average biomass productivity of 5 tonnes/ha/year, the total amount of exploitable biomass available from these plantations would be 4400945 tonnes annually.  With the population increasing rapidly, the existing bioresource can be sustained by using other energy alternatives like biogas.  
The northeastern transition zone, northern dry zone, northeastern dry zone, eastern dry zone, southern dry zone and the northern transition zone are bioresource deficient zones. In the northeastern transition zone,  agriculture residues contribute 52% and forests 48%in meeting the energy demand.  About 120305 ha of wastelands are available in this zone that could be used for energy plantations.  

In the northeastern dry zone,  forests contribute 53% and agriculture 47% towards the rural energy demand.  The extent of wastelands available in this zone is 325330 ha.  In the northern dry zone, agriculture contributes to 59%, forests 40% and horticulture 1% towards the total energy requirements.  About 850998 ha of wastelands are available in this zone. In the eastern dry zone, horticulture contributes 53%, forests-39% and agro residues-8% towards the total energy requirements.  About 228196 ha of wasteland are available in this region.  In the southern dry zone, forests contribute 53%, whileagriculture and horticulture residues contribute 28% and 19% respectively in meeting the bioenergy demand.  314755 ha of wastelands are available in this zone, capable of being used as energy plantations.  In the northern transition zone, agriculture contributes 61%, forests 36% and horticulture residues 2% towards bioenergy demand.  The extent of wastelands available in this zone is 99462 ha.  The total extent of wastelands available for the energy deficient zones is 1999046 ha. Raising a mixed species energy plantation and assuming a productivity of 5 tonnes/ha/year, the total available biomass would be9995230 tonnes annually.

The energy conservation to the tune of 42% is possible by using improved cook stoves. Apart from this, the options such as utilisation energy plantation (optimal utilisation of the wastelands), biomass gasifier and biogas technology would help in overcoming the fuel crisis.

Energy plantations raised on degraded lands will help in improving the ecological status of the region, provide biomass feedstock for rural bioenergy programmes and also help in meeting urban fuelwood demand. With appropriate species mixes, it also provides fodder for livestock, leaves for biogas and other valuable tree products.  In the agro climatic zones having higher bioresource potential, sustainable usage should be emphasized to maintain their status.  This has become imperative owing to the alarming population growth, mainly in the coastal zone. Active participation of the rural people in bioenergy programmes is required for its successful implementation. In the bioresource deficient zones, the forest stocking can be improved by afforestation of the degraded lands, popularizing social and community forestry. 
 In the drier zones, judicious cropping patterns, improved irrigation facilities and adopting innovative techniques for dry land farming will not only increase the grain production, but also provide enough residues for energy. Adopting a holistic approach to elevate the bioresource status requires sound planning considering the agro climatic, social,economical and technical aspects. Apart from meeting the rural energy demand, such programmes provide local employment generation (production and processing of wood feedstock, operation of biogas and producer-gas systems), promote self-reliance, and improve the quality of life, especially of women and rural poor. Even though bioenergy provides significant environmental and social benefits, large-scale shift towards this option cannot be realized in the absence of a whole range of policy measures.  A wellestablished network between the  government, local people, NGO’s together withtechnical expertise and financial backup will help building a society sustaining onbioenergy. source

 


List of Cogeneration Projects Developers

 

Bannari Amman Sugars,

Alaganchi Village,

Nanjangud Tq.

Ph No 080-5281818

 

 

Bhimashankar Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane Niyamit, Maragur, Indi Taluk, Bijapur District

 

Davanagere Sugars Limited,

Doddabathi Village,

Davanagere District

 

 

Dhanalaxmi Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane Niyamit, Junipet Village, Ramdurg Taluk, Belgaum District

Ph No 08335-42651

 

Doodhganga Krishna Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane Niyamit, Chikkodi

 

 

Gem sugars Private Limited,

Katharki Village,

Bagalkot District

Ph No 080-2259702

 

Globe Cogeneration Private Limited, Sankeshwar

 

 

Godavari Sugar Mills Limited,

Sameerwadi, Mudhol Taluk

Ph No-022-2858430

 

Haripriya Sugar Works Limited,

Burlatti Village,

Athani Taluk

 

 

ICL Sugars Limited,

Makavalli Village, K. R. Pet Taluk

Ph No 044-830668, 8521526

 

Jamkhandi Sugars Limited,

Hirapadsalgi Village,

Jamkhandi Taluk, Bagalkot District

Ph No 08353-47781, 40483

 

 

Krishna Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane Niyamit, Halyal Village, Athani Taluk, Belgaum District

 

Mahatma Gandhi Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane Niyamit, Hunji (A) Village, Bhalki Taluk, Bidar District.

 

 

Markandeya sahakari sakkare Karkhane Niyamit, Kakati, Belgaum District

 

Mrudagiri Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane Niyamit,

Ganganagar, Mundargi Taluk,

Gadag District

 

 

Mysore Fruit Products Limited,

Nanjapura Village, Bannur Hobli,

T narasipura Taluk,

 

 
Mysore District

 

Mysore Paper Mill Limited,

Bhadravati, Shimoga District

Ph No 080 2261241

 

 

Nandi Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane Niyamit, Krishna Nagar, Bijapur District   Ph No 08353-59015

 

Raytar Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane Niyamit, Ranna nagar,

Mudhol Taluk

 

 

Renuka sugars Pvt Ltd,

Manoli Village, Soudatti Taluk,

Belgaum District

Ph No 0831 434073

 

Sangam Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane Niyamit, Hidkal dam, Hukkeri Taluk

 

 

SCM Sugars Limited,

Koppa Village, Mandya District

Ph No –3334533

 

Shamanur Sugars,

Duggavati Village,

Davanagere District

Ph No 080-2272183

 

Shiraguppi Sugar Works Limited,

Kagwad Village,

Athani Taluk

Ph No 08338-4360

 

Shree Basaveshwara Sugars Limited, Mulwad,

Basavanabagewadi Taluk,

Bijapur District

 

 

Someshwara Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane Niyamit,

Siddasamudra Village,

Bailhongal Taluk,

Belgaum District

 

South India Paper Mills Limited,

Chikkanayakana chatra,

Nanjanagud Taluk

 

 

SPR Sugars Pvt.Ltd,

Kanchugaranahalli Village,

Ramanagaram taluk

Ph No 080- 6620599

 

Sri Chamundeshwari Sugars Limited, K M Doddi, Maddur Taluk, Mandya District

 

 

Sri Prabhulingeshwara Sugar Works Limited, Siddapur Village,

Jamkhandi Taluk

Ph No 0836-745036

 

The Mysore Sugars Company Limited,  Mandya Ph No

 

 

Ugar Sugar works Limited,

Ugar Khurd, Belgaum District

 

Vishwanath Sugars Private Limited,

Bellad Bagewadi, Hukkeri Taluk,

Belgaum District

 

 


 
List of Biomass Project Developers

 

Bio Electric Private Limited,

No 19, ‘Raga’, MIG-KHB Colony,

8th Block, Koramangala,

Bangalore-560095

 

Chandelier Power Gen Private Limited, Door No 1-8-50/3/6, Krishna Nagar Colony,

137, Pender Ghast Road,

Secundreabad-500003

 

Dheeru Power & projects Private Limited, Flat No 110, Amrutha Ville, Raj Bhavan Road,

Hyderabad-500082

 

Energen India Private Limited,

# 62, 10th Main, HMT Layout,

R T Nagar, Bangalore-560032

 

Excel Cotton Company (P) Limited,

“Subeej House”, No 6/12,

Brodiepet, Guntur-522002

 

Hassan Biomass Power Company Private Limited, No 170, 1st Floor, 1st G Cross, Sharada Colony, Basaveshwara Nagar,

Bangalore-560079

Kodagu Biomass Power Company Private Limited,  No 16/1, 3rd Main, Sulthan Palya, R T Nagar, Bangalore-560032

 

Mandava Cold Storage Private Limited, “Subeej House”, Door No 5-97-5, No 6/12, Brodiepet,

Guntur

 

Mandya Biomass Power Company Private Limited, No 62, 10th Main, HMT Layout, R T Nagar,

Bangalore-560032

Mangalam Energy Private Limited,

Flat No 110, Amrutha Ville,

Raj Bhavan Road,

Hyderabad-500082

 

Manjeera Power Projects Private Limited, No 24, 23rd Cross, Keresandra, Banashankari II Stage,

Bangalore-78

 

N Mohan Prasad

Chairman and Managing Director

Shiraguppa Renewable Energy Private Limited,  D No 21-40-3B, 4th Road, S K D Colony,  Adoni-518301.

Ph No 53858

 

 

Nuziveedu Seeds Limited,

“Subeej House”, 6/12, Brdiepet,

Guntur-522002

 

 

 

 

Penguin Power Limited,

No 11, Dattatraya Road,

Basavanagudi, Bangalore-560004

 

Perpetual Energy Systems Limited,

No 3-5-821, 1st Floor,

Joshi Ford Building,

Hyderguda, Hyderabad-500029

 

Prabhat Agri Biotech Private Limited, No 3-6-168/7, 1st Floor,

Hyderguda, Hyderabad-500029

 

Prabhat Textiles Limited,

“Subeej House”, No 6/12,

Brodiepet, Guntur-522002

 

Raghavendra Bio-energies Private Limited, 12-10-19/1,

Rajendra Gunj Road,

Raichur-584102

 

Raichur Bio-Energies Limited,

12-7-68/1, Manchalapur Road,

Raichur-584102

 

Ravi Kiran Power Projects Limited,

H No 1183/8-3-430/1/23,

St. No 10, Yellareddyguda,

Hyderabad-500073

 

Samsons Distilleries Limited,

627, Anekonda,

Davanagere-577001

 

Shivani Energies,

# 121/1, I Main, West of Chord Road, II Stage, Next to G D Naidu Hall, Bangalore-560086

 

Sri Ajay Reddi,

Excel Energies and Technologies Limited, Plot No 119, 2nd Phase,

KIADB Industrial Area, Jigani,

Bangalore-562106,

Ph No 25531, 25532

 

Sri Anandrao, 

Poweronicks Limited,

No 139, 12th Cross,

2nd Phase, J P Nagar,

Bangalore-560098

 

Sri Bapineedu,

Sri Indra Power Energies Private Limited, Bharat Apartments,

Ground Floor, No 44, Race Course Road,  Bangalore-560001

 

Sri K Kishnan,

Malavalli Power Plant Private Limited, III Floor, Gupta Towers, 50/1, Residency Road,

Bangalore-560025,

Ph No 5297820

 

Sri Mohan Rao,

Manjunath Bio-energies Private Limited, Sri Manjunatha Industries,

R G Road, Karatagi-583229,

Gangavathi Taluk,

Koppal District

 

Sri N H K Rao,

Koppal Green Power Limited,

No 1873, 31st Cross, 11th Main,

Banashankari 2nd Stage,

Bangalore-560070

Sri Prasad Myneni,

Koganti Power Limited,

139, 12th Cross, J P Nagar,

2nd Phase, Bangalore –78,

Ph No 6633409

 

11

 
Sri Rajabhaskar Rao,

Raja Bhaskar Power Limited,

12-21-29(2A), Danireddy Market,

Tadepalligudem-534102,

West Godavari District (AP)

 

Sri Rajashekhar,

Konark Power Limited,

Plot No 37A, BHEL Enclave,

Akbar Road,

Secunderabad-500009

 

Sri Singaravelu,

R K Powergen Limited,

402, 6th Main, 1st Cross,

(Behind G G Hospital),

HAL 2nd Stage, Bangalore-560008

 

Sri Sudarshan,

Santhoshimata Power Projects Limited, 9-10-3(1), Savitrupeta,

Tadepalligudem-534102,

West Godavari District(AP)

 

Sri Sudarshan,

Sayiyana Exports Private Limited,

Vasavi Public School Lane,

Street No 16, Himayat Nagar,

Hyderabad-500029

 

Sri Vasudevrao,

Gangavali Power Company,

Bharat Apartments, Ground Floor,

No 44, Race Course Road, 

Bangalore-560001

 

Sri Williams,

Bhagyanagar Solvents and extractions Private Limited,

8-2-348/1, Ground Floor, Flora Apartments, Road No 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034,

Ph No 3355563

 

Vishweshwarayya Green Power Limited, 401, Ganga Residency, 4th Floor, Sri Nagar Colony,

Hyderabad-500073

 

 

 

Government Guidelines for Biomass Projects - Karnataka

 

Nodal Agency: Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) will be the nodal agency for the implementation of the RE Policy. KREDL will be responsible for laying down the procedure for inviting of proposals from Independent Power Producers (IPP’s), DPR, evaluation of project proposals, project approvals, project implementation, operation & monitoring.

Revenue Land: If Government/local Body/Gram Panchayat land is available, the required land for setting up RE projects will be leased to the RE developer as per Government rules and regulations for a period of 30 years subject to further renewal on mutually agreed terms and conditions.

Land on canal banks: Wherever Irrigation land on canal banks is available beyond their requirement, Karnataka Irrigation Department (KID) will leaser such land to the RE developer as per Government rules and regulations  

Private Land: NA conversion will be exempted for renewable energy projects for purchase of private/agricultural land since they are environmentally friendly and result in zero carbon emission.

Forest Land:  Wherever Forest land is involved in the RE project  the same will be processed and considered by the Karnataka Forest Department under the provisions of the Forest Conservation Act (1980) since they are environment friendly and result in zero carbon emission

Renewable Energy Special Economic Zone (SEZ): A separate RE SEZ will be established in the backward areas of Karnataka to promote and develop RE projects especially solar thermal/PV grid connected power projects. Renewable Energy Sources like wind and solar require large tracts of land for setting up power plants and also for manufacturing units of Solar PV and wind Turbine etc. These sources are area specific. Potential for development of wind and solar power plants exists in northern parts of the states in Districts like Gulbarga, Bijapur, Bidar, Bellary, Raichur, Chitradurga, Koppal Gadag, Belgaum etc. Approximately 2 hectares of land is required to establish unit of 1MW solar plant. In view of this, a “Special Economic Zone (SEZ)” of 150-250 Hectares of suitable waste land/non productive agricultural land will be identified to be developed as SEZ under the provisions of the Industrial Policy of the state to establish RE projects including setting up of solar manufacturing units and other RE projects allied manufacturing units.

 

Capacity Allotment of RE Projects

  • The developer shall submit application for allotment of power capacity in prescribed application form to the KREDL remitting application fee and processing fee as prescribed by the KREDL/Government the KREDL will recommend the application to Government for further consideration within 30 from the date of submission to KREDL.
  • The Government of Karnataka reserves right to allot a RE project to a state enterprise.
  • Industrial units located in Karnataka and willing to establish RE projects for their captive use will have priority.
  • The prospecting RE power Developer/IPP (Independent Power Producer) shall not claim any right on allotment for self identified RE projects.
  • Wherever more than one prospecting RE power Developer/ IPP is involved, if necessary, the self identified RE projects shall be considered for allotment on the basis of open competitive bidding.
  • The allotment committee and Government will have the right to decide on the number of RE projects that may be allotted to any given single IPP/developer.
  • Enhancement of allotted capacity of the RE projects will be considered on merit, only after submission of detailed project report (DPR), justifying the enhancement.
  • Transfer/Sale of allotted RE capacity will be considered as per rules and regulations of the Government, only after submitting necessary justification.
  • Any sanctioned RE project that remains un-developed within the time limit as per the agreement, the state Government has a right to cancel and terminate the project and the same may be allotted through open competitive bidding. However the Government may consider giving necessary time extension on merit and justification after remitting extension fee to KREDL as fixed by Government.
  • The RE Projects, will be sanctioned for a total period of 30 years from the date of execution of the agreement. However, the Government may consider extending the project period after the expiry of the agreement based on merit and justification

 

Allotment Committee: A committee under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Energy Department shall consider for allotment of capacity of the renewable energy projects to the private entrepreneurs within 90 days from the date of submission of application to KREDL

 

Clearance of RE Projects: “Single Window Clearance” Empowered Committee will review the RE projects. RE projects involve sanctions/clearances from a number of Government Agencies/Departments. The developer shall submit application to the concerned Government department/organization for necessary clearances and approvals. The concerned department shall give necessary approval and clearance within 45 days once the application submitted by the developers. If there is any delay by any Government department/organization the Empowered Committee shall provide the clearances in a time bound manner through a single window mechanism within a period of 30 days from the date review and Empowered Committee shall meet & review RE projects in the month of January, September and December of every year.

 

Evacuation system:  The evacuation system for purchase of energy shall be provided by the KPTCL/distribution licensee through its main grids.

 

Grid interfacing: Grid interfacing including installation of Transformers, panels, kiosks, protection & metering on HT side of generating station and its subsequent maintenance will be undertaken by the power producer/ plant owner.

Government Incentives for Biomass Power Projects

Capital Subsidy for Special Category States (NE Region, Sikkim, J&K, HP & Uttaranchal)

25 lakh * (Plant Capacity in MW) ^0.646

Capital Subsidy for Other States

20 lakh * (Plant Capacity in MW) ^0.646

These are old information. New info is awaited. It will be more or less like this or a little more in favour of the investors and indpendent biomass power producers.

 

 

Depreciation Benefits

Biomass gasification based power plants can also avail of accelerated depreciation benefits, details of the same are provided below.

 

Accelerated Depreciation

MNRE says 80% depreciation in the first year can be claimed for the following equipment                                                     

  1. Back pressure, pass-out, controlled extraction, extraction–cum-condensing turbine for co-generation with pressure boilers    
  2. Vapor absorption refrigeration systems    
  3. Organic rankine cycle power systems
  4. Low inlet pressures small steam turbines  

 

Income Tax Holiday  

Ten years tax holidays.

 

Customs and Excise Duty     

Concessional customs and excise duty exemption for machinery and components for initial setting up of projects.

 

General Sales Tax      

Exemption is available in certain States

 

Biomass Projects in Karnataka

 

Name of the company

Location

Capacity in MW

Malavalli Power Plant Private Limited, III Floor, Gupta Towers, 50/1, Residency Road, 1st Cross, Bangalore-560025

Malavalli

4.5

Sri Prasad Myneni, Koganti Power Limited, 139, 12th Cross, J P Nagar, 2nd Phase, Bangalore –78, Ph No 6633409

Walkamdini, Sindhanoor Taluk, Raichur District

14

Sri N H K Rao, Koppal Green Power Limited, No 1873, 31st Cross, 11th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore-560070

Karatagi Village, Gangavati Taluk, Koppal District

6

Sri Anandrao, Poweronicks Limited, No 139, 12th Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar, Bangalore-560098

Shiraguppa Taluk, Bellary District

6

Manjunath Bio Energies Private Limited, R G Road, Karatagi-583229, Gangavti Taluk, Koppal District

Karatagi

4.5

Sri Bapineedu, Sri Indra Power Energies Private Limited, Bharat Apartments, Ground Floor, No 44, Race Course Road, Bangalore-560001

 Chikkajantakal, Gangavati Taluk, Koppal District

6

Raghavendra Bio Energies Private Limited, 12-10-19/1, Rajendra Gunj Road, Raichur-584102

Raichur Growth Centre

4.5

Raichur Bio Energies Private Limited, 12-7-68/1, Manchalapur Road, Raichur-584102

Raichur Growth centre

4.5

Sri Vasudevrao, Gangavali Power Company, Bharat Apartments, Ground Floor, No 44, Race Course Road, Bangalore-560001 Bangalore

Haraganahalli Village, Harihar Taluk Davanagere District

6

Ravi Kiran Power Projects Limited, H No 1183/8-3-430/1/23, St. No 10, Yellareddyguda, Hyderabad-500073

Marlanahalli Village, Gangavati Taluk, Koppal District

7.5

N Mohan Prasad Chairman and Managing Director Shiraguppa Renewable Energy Private Limited, D No 21-40-3B, 4th Road, S K D Colony, Adoni-518301, Ph No 53858

Shirguppa, Bellary District

3.2

Sri Rajabhaskar Rao, Raja Bhaskar Power Limited, 12-21-29(2A), Danireddy Market, Tadepalligudem-534102, West Godavari District (AP)

Mundargi Village, Bellary District

7.5

Samsons Distilleries Private Limited, 627, Anekonda, Davanagere-577001

Duggavati, Harapanahalli Taluk

2

Penguin Power Limited, No 11, Dattatraya Road,Basavanagudi, Bangalore - 560 004.

Belagola Village, Sriranga Pattana Taluk, Mandya District

6

Energen India Private Limited, # 62, 110th Main, HMT Layout, R T Nagar, Bangalore-560032

Machenahalli KIADB Industrial Area, Shimoga

6

Sri Sudarshan, Santhoshimata Power Projects Limited, 9-10-3(1), Savitrupeta, Tadepalligudem-534102, West Godavari District (AP)

Madaripalya, Urgadur Post, Shimoga Municipality

7.5

Sri Sudarshan, Sayiyana Exports Private Limited, Vasavi Public School Lane, Street No 16, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad-500029

Shorapur, Gulbarga District

6

Vishweshwarayya Green Power Limited, 401, Ganga Residency, 4th Floor, Sri Nagar Colony, Hyderabad-5000733-6220/1,

Yadgir, Gulbarga District

12

Bio Electric Private Limited, Bangalore

Shimoga

4

Shivani Energies, No 121/1, 1st Main, West of Chord Road, IInd stage, Next to G D Naidu Hall, Bangalore-560086

Hassan Growth Centre

6

Manjeera Power Projects Private Limited, No 24, 23rd Cross, Keresandra, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore-78

Janwada, Bidar District

6

Kodagu Biomass Power Company Private Limited, D1-003, white house, 6th main, 15th cross, R.T. Nagar, Bangalore-560032.

Kushal Nagar

8

Mandya Biomass Power Company Private Limited,D1-003, white house, 6th main, 15th cross, R.T. Nagar, Bangalore-560032.

K R Pet

8

Hassan Biomass Power Company Private Limited,D1-003, white house, 6th main, 15th cross, R.T. Nagar, Bangalore-560032.

Hassan

8

R K Power Gen Private Limited, # 3423, 10th Main, 3rd Cross (Near Water Tank), Indira Nagar III Stage, Bangalore

Hiriyur

20

Nuziveedu Seeds Limited, “Subeej House”, 6/12, Brodiepet, Guntur-522002

Jamkhandi, Bagalkot District

6

Perpetual Energy Systems Limited, No 3-5-821, 1st Floor, Joshi Ford Building, Hyderguda, Hyderabad-500029

Muddebihal, Bijapur District

7.5

Mandava Cold Storage Private Limited, “Subeej House”, Door No 5-97-5, No 6/12, Brodiepet, Guntur

Bharamasagar, Chitradurga District

7.5

Prabhat Agri Biotech Private Limited, No 3-6-168/7, 1st Floor, Hyderguda, Hyderabad-500029

Devgiri, Haveri District

7.5

Prabhat Textiles Limited, “Subeej House”, No 6/12, Brodiepet, Guntur-522002

Hospet, Bellary District

15

Excel Cotton Company (P) Limited, “Subeej House”, No 6/12, Brodiepet, Guntur-522002

Koppal, Koppal District

7.5

Ashwa Energy (P) Limited, D-2, Casalvelle Apartments, No 3, Lavelle Road, Bangalore-560001

Avaregere Village, Davanagere Taluka and District

4

Saiyana Power Generation (P) Limited, Plot No 102, Arun Apartments, Bhagyanagar Colony, Kukatpalli, Hyderabad-500033

Pavagada, Tumkur District

6

Vakkal Power Corporation Limited, No 480, 2nd Floor, K H B Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore-95

Mulabagil Taluk, Kolar District

12

Perpetual Energy Systems Limited, 3-5-821, 1st Floor, Doshi Ford Building, Hyderguda, Hyderabad-29

Bijapur

7.5

Prabhat Agri Bio-tech Private Limited, 3-6-168/7, 1st Floor, Hyderguda, Hyderabaad-29

Kalghatagi Dharawad

7.5

Prabhat Agri Bio-tech Private Limited, 3-6-168/7, 1st Floor, Hyderguda, Hyderabaad-29

Lingasugur Raichur

7.5

Excel Cotton Company (P) Limited, “Subeej House”, 6/12, Brodipet, Guntur-522002

Mundargi Gadag

7.5

Chakkilam Powertech Limited, “Chakkilam House”, 6-3649/5, V Floor, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-82

Gugi, Shahapur Taluk, Gulbarga District

6

Energen India Private Limited, Desein House, Greater kailash, New Delhi-110048

KIADB Growth Centre, Dharwad

6

Matrix Agro Private Limited, 8.2.269/3/1, 257, Road No 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500033

Polakpalli, Chincholi Taluk, Gulbarga District

6

Vayupooja Power Limited, 140, 4th Main, Rajajinagar Industrial Estate, Bangalore-44

Khanapur, Belgaum District

6

Petak Emas Sdn.Bhd, Suite 3A, - 39, Floor 3A, Block A2, Pusat Dagang Setia Jaya No 9, Jalan PJS 8/9, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Gangalur Panchayat, Hoskote Taluk, Bangalore Rural District

8

Dheeru Power & projects Private Limited, Flat No 110, Amrutha Ville, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad-500082

Bommanahalli Village, Gubbi Taluk, Tumkur District

8

Hayagreeva Power Generation Pvt Limited, No 17/1, Southend Road, Basavana gudi, Bangalore-4

Aralalu, Kanakapur  Taluk, Bangalore Rural District

7.5

Gulbarga Bio energy (P) Limited, Plot NO 41&42, Raghavendra Colony, Shakti Nagar, Raichur District

Saidapur Village, Yadgir Taluk, Gulbarga District

8

Padmavati Bio energy (P) Limited, No 1058, 11th Main, R P C Layout, Vijaynagar East, Bangalore-40

Santhemaranahalli, Chamarajnagar District

8

Green Energy Mechanisms Private Limited, Kollur Village, Chittapur Taluk, Gulbarga Disrict

Kollur District, Chittapur Taluk, Gulbarga District

8

Mandava Cold Storage (P) Limited, D No 5-97-5, Brodipet, Guntur-2

Malkhed Village, Chittapur Taluk, Gulbarga District

7.5

Mandava Cold Storage (P) Limited, D No 5-97-5, Brodipet, Guntur-2

Badami Taluk, Bagalkot District

7.5

Photon Energy Systems Limited, Plot No 775-K-Road, No 45, Jubilee Hills, Hyderbad-33

Athigulipura, Chikkahole Village, Chamaraj nagar Taluk and District

6

Shree Sadashiv Power Generation Pvt Limited, Khuba Complex, Khuba Plot, Gulbarga-585102

Kannur, Gulbarga Taluk and District

6

Sri Balagangadharanath Swamiji Power Company Pvt Limited, No 32, 2nd Main, Vijaynagar, Bangalore-560040

Mugatigundi, Nagamangala Taluk, Mandya District

4.5

Nuziveedu Seeds Limited, No 6:12, “Subeez House”, Broadipet, Guntur-522002

Shiraguppi, Athani Taluk, Belgaum District

20

Chandelier Power Gen Private Limited, Door No 1-8-50/3/6, Krishna Nagar Colony, 137, Pender Ghast Road, Secundreabad-500003

Humnabad, Bidar District

7.5

Shivasai Power Systems (P) Limited, 35th Ward, Havambavi, Bellary-583103

Bellary

7.5

Bhagyanagar Solvents and Extractions Private Limited, 38, 39, Sarangapani Road, T Nagar, Chennai-600017

Raichur Growth Centre

11

AC & Sons Power (P) Limited, K K Thotta Post, Banaglore Road, Bellary-583102

Hagarihally, Bellary Taluk, & District

6

A S M Sons Power (P) Limited, K K Thotta Post, Bangalore Road, Bellary-583102

Godehally/Hagari Villagre, Bellary Taluk & District

6

Kabini power generation private limited

Karigala, H D Kote Taluk, Mysore District

6

Biopower India pvt. Limited, No L-9, industrial estate Harihar-577602

Guttur, Harihar Taluk,Davangere district

7.5

Sri. Rajashekar, Konark Power Limited, Plot No. 37A, BHEL Enclave, Akbar Road, Secunderabad - 500 009.

Ballapur Village,Tumkur Taluk and District

7.5 (Enhancement from 6 to 7.5)

Bhoruka Power Corporation limited.48,Lavelle Road,Bangalore-560001

Chikkanayakanhalli,Tumkur District

6

Mangalam Energy Private Limited, Flat No 110, Amrutha Ville, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad-500082

Thangali Gram Panchayat Limits, Kadur Taluk, Chikkamagalur District

7.5 (Increase 6 to 7.5)

M/s falcon Tyres Limited, KRS Road, Metagally, Mysore.Ph-0821-2582453/2582041

Metagally Industrial Area, Mysore.

6

Total

478.2

 

 

NIIST devolops a  compact anaerobic digester capable of stabilising household biomass wastes at the site without causing environmental pollution.

 

It is a suitable facility for managing biomass wastes at the source of origin and biogas recovery. Besides producing methane-rich biogas, the system converts biomass wastes to compost slurry having higher content of stable solids.

�The stabilised compost slurry from this biogas plant is an excellent material ready to be used as soil manure for agriculture applications. A digester of 350-litre volume is sufficient to treat around 3 kilograms wastes a day. It produces 250 to 600 litres of methane-rich biogas daily by loading of 1 to 3 kg wastes as input. The biogas produced can be conveniently stored in biogas balloons, waste tubes or in the digester itself. �

�There is no need of adding water or wastewater. Hard waste materials such as bones are fed through the attached crusher and its central axis rotated by hand for a few times to enable its thorough mixing with other biomass wastes. The wastes loaded through the inlet port travels more than 200 days in the digester before reaching the outlet.

�The horizontal design of the digester facilitates the slow movement of wastes, thereby enabling decomposition of large-sized waste materials. The intensive biochemical reactions by the microbial growth in the digester enable breaking down of the particulate matters, fats and complex molecules and lead to production of biogas.

�The digested discharge from the outlet is thick slurry free from acidic foul smell unlike the discharge from widely-used household biogas plants. The discharged slurry can be easily collected and stored conveniently for direct soil applications upon requirement. This anaerobic digester controls environmental pollution and avoids mosquito breeding.

The widely-used anaerobic plants of small size are working with large volumes of water where the solids are fed directly or after grinding in some cases.  http://ibnlive.in.com/news/niist-develops-pollutionfree-device/255837-60-123.html

 

 

collect fallen yellow leaves across city parks and gardens in the month of February-April and recycle them into briquettes which are useful substitutes to charcoal and firewood. And what’s more, the company also plans to use coconut husks as raw material, and furniture waste in a few months.

 

“The idea is to convert agricultural waste (biomass) into briquettes. The huge quantity of yellow leaves lying in city parks in the early months of the year are very good raw material for the same,” said Anil Kumar when asked about the recycling process “This year’s collection period is over. But before next year, we intend to join hands with the corporation to collect the leaves from all parks. The commissioner has shown interest in the initiative by promising manpower and collection vehicles.”
Explaining that a number of briquette factories were present across the city, he said, “there is a shortage in supply of raw materials. The requirement is very high, but the duration of leaf collection which is spread over just a few months makes it difficult to meet the demand.”
To deal with shortage of raw materials, Anil Kumar is contemplating collection of coconut shells from next year. “Dry leaves, twigs, furniture waste etc are easier to change into powder form. But we are looking to bring in new machinery to handle hard bio mass raw materials such as coconut shells soon. The waste tender coconut will be useful," he said



Profiles

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Krishan

Chairman, MPPL Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd.

Expertise Area:Biomass power generation

Mr. Krishan, with over 30 years experience in the energy sector, has a deep commitment towards promotion of renewable energy and overall sustainable development of rural communities, which is demonstrated by his involvement with various organizations promoting the same, such as the National Executive Council of Rural Business Hub and the National Executive Council for Renewable Energy of CII and FICCI.

 

 Mr. Krishan is the founder-chairman of MPPL Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd., chairman of FEZ Projects Pvt. Ltd., chairman of EnviTec Biogas (India) Pvt. Ltd., and the director of Green Planet Energy Pvt. Ltd. – all of whom focus on renewable energy development.

Mr. Krishan also consults on energy policy for a variety of public/private consortiums and to large entities such as the Indian government and the World Bank. He has over three decades experience in the Energy sector primarily in Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution.

At MPPL, Mr. Krishan pioneered distributed power generation with low density crop residues being primary fuel.

Mr. Krishan holds honors in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur.

Contribution in prominent events:

RENERGY 2012, Carbon Markets India, Renewtech India 2011, Clean Energy Asia-2008

About the Company:

MPPL Renewable Energy is one of the pioneering players in the Biomass power generation arena and has been responsible for the promotion of renewable energy especially in the rural areas.

MPPL’s 4.5 MW Rankine cycle power-generation plant in Karnataka has become the first in the world to obtain the Gold Standard Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism, drawing international accolades.

The company is working on the construction of 18 biomass power plants, each with a capacity of 6.7 MW, in Punjab.

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Barathi

CEO, Carbon Clean Solutions

Expertise Area:Agricultural Biotechnology, Biomass Production

Dr. Barathi, an Agricultural Scientist, has been instrumental in developing the high yielding, fast growing Beema Bamboo which is popular across the country. He has over three decades of expertise in the field of Agricultural Biotechnology and serves on the Board of several Committees on Energy Plantation.

 

Insights and Perspectives on:Innovative methods to increase biomass yields for power production


Dr. Barathi is an Agriculture Scientist who has worked for over 30 years in agriculture biotechnology and has developed fast growing, high biomass yielding bamboo known as “Beema Bamboo”. Ten years of research in propagating and cultivating Beema Bamboo by tissue Culture led to the development of “Beema Bamboo based Energy Plantation” for the production of low cost biomass as substitute for coal.

Dr. Barathi is the Founder Director of Growmore Biotech and currently “Member” in the Planning Commission Sub-Group on “Dedicated Energy Plantation”, Govt. of India and “Member” in the Executive Committee (EC) of SSS NIRE, Govt. of India. He is also a Committee Member for the Bamboo development in the state level – Tamil Nadu & Gujarat.

Growmore Biotech is the “Technology Partner” to National Mission on Bamboo Applications, India. Dr. Barathi is the “Bamboo Consultant” for INBAR (International Network for Bamboo and Rattan), China in the area of propagation and cultivation.

Dr. Barathi is an Agriculture Scientist and has been involved in the Agricultural Biotechnology sector for over 30 years.

Contribution in prominent events:

EU-Asia Biomass Best Practices & Business Partnering Conference 2012, RENERGY 2012

About the Company:

Growmore Bio-tech Ltd. has been in existence for the past 10 years and provides high quality plants to farmers, industries and Government departments in India as well as exports them to several countries, such as Japan, Australia, South Africa, Hawaii, Miami, Brazil, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, etc.

The Company maintains stringent quality standards and coupled with the latest research findings in the technology can lay claims to superior cloned plants with lowest level of rejection.

The laboratory at Growmore has an annual capacity to produce over 10 million tissue cultured plants depending on the plant species under production. The growing room at Growmore has Infrastructure to grow 2-3 Million plants at any given time.

The lab has been accredited by the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) for exporting tissue culture plants free of media from India.

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Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd)

Director, Bermaco Energy Systems Ltd

Expertise Area:Biomass power production

Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) is the MD of Bermaco Green Energy Systems Ltd and is responsible for the day to functioning of the JV company which is implementing biomass based IPP. He manages all project related activities including planning, execution, reporting structure, govt liasion, regulatory and legal compliances, P&L of the company, budgets and expenses, manpower utilisation & resource allocation, besides all activities related to the biomass projects like interactions at the Ministry level at central and state govts, etc.

Insights and Perspectives on:A sustainable supply chain model for biomass power


Currently the Managing Director of PTC Bermaco Green Energy Systems Limited (a JV company between PTC & Bermaco), Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) took premature retirement from Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers. He had an impressive, fruitful, well disciplined and professionally competent career with the Armed Forces for fourteen and a half years. With powerful oratory and verbal abilities, he has always been fit to be a leader and is managing the biomass energy portfolio of Bermaco Energy Systems Limited. He is known for his analytical, methodological and rational approach, which he honed during his service in the Army.

His experience during his tenure in the India Army includes handling, planning & procurement of various types of tools & spares for specialized military equipment with the entire chain of supply chain management. As a material control officer (MCO), he and his team worked on the sourcing for all kinds of spares for the overhaul of various hi-tech equipments which include tanks like T-72 & T-90, various types of artillery guns, heavy construction equipments like dozers, JCBs etc. He was also involved in indigenization of spares & material management for complete overhaul for a planned target of five years with budgetary presentations to the highest echelons of the Army / MoD.

He was also responsible in establishing a nuclear equipment calibration lab for the Indian Army in close coordination with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, a first of its kind for the defence forces.

His skills in vendor handling and project development were tested during this period, and this period made him capable of managing and completing any project even in the harshest conditions, on time. These qualities are proving to be a boon for the Bermaco Group, wherein he has been instrumental is managing the biomass projects and project management team, besides the EPC subsidiary of the company.

Monish Ahuja has set up an in-house O&M team for the O&M of biomass projects and training of new personals which is done on site ( on the job training). Today Bermaco group is offering O&M services for other IPP’s in the Indian market.

Besides, for the first time in India, a unique biomass fuel management start up company (a 100% owned subsdiary of Bermaco group) has been formed and this company is in a scientific manner integrating supply chain management with local understanding to handle agriculture reside.

On the academic & technical proficiency, Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune where he graduated with a B.Sc in 1994. In service he opted for B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering and graduated in May 2002. Further a post graduate course in Nuclear Technology from the renowned Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai passing out in 2006. He also underwent Training in ADP (SAP).

Contribution in prominent events:RENERGY 2012
About the Company:

Bermaco Energy Ltd has an engineering background, going back to the 1960s when the group commenced operations in the form of manufacturing / fabrication setup, initially operating from Faridabad and later on from Chennai and finally settling down in Mumbai. The Product range for manufacturing activities included – Tractor Parts, Industrial Valves, Boiler economizer, Water-wall, finned tubes bending, Heat Exchanger units, Piping fabrication and erection, Furniture.

The company’s dedicated venture in power sector started in 1996. BESL, in consortium arrangement with ETA of Dubai, took over the 10MW paddy straw based power plant at Jhalkheri, Punjab from M/S PSEB under an O&M performance contract. This was the first such project to be set up in India under Danish technology in 1994 but could not be operated due to various technical and fuel logistical problems. BESL successfully re-commissioned the project in the year 2001-02. The role of BESL in development of the PPP model and fuel logistics was instrumental for re-commissioning of the project. The project is now commercially operating at full capacity.

The company is in a pursuit of setting up biomass power plants all over the country.

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S.V. Makadia

CMD and Founder, Radhe Renewable Energy Development Pvt. Ltd.

Expertise Area:Biomass briquetting

Dr. S.V. Makadia is a veterinarian by education and a successful entrepreneur by profession. He is involved in bringing about a shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy in today’s industries.


 

 

 Dr. Makadia, Founder and CMD of Radhe Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd. has always had a burning desire to fight against the use of fossil fuels, especially in industrial applications. He is determined to change the perception of the fuel hungry industries, by providing them the renewable energy option, especially bio-fuel applications.

His life is a perfect phoenix plot: he was a veterinarian turned technocrat who was already an NGO employee before he ventured into the business of manufacturing Briquetting Plant. Entrepreneurship overruled the safe government job.

He started his professional career by manufacturing biomass briquettes using Agro-forestry waste for Industrial Energy needs. After successfully implementing briquetting machines, he began looking to commercialize it and within 3 to 4 years become one of the most sought-after manufacturers of briquetting plants with different models in India. He has, till date, supplied more than 250 plants in India and abroad.

He has been working to educate farmers with regard to utilization of waste.

In the last 17 years company has supplied more than 350 biomass/coal gasification plant and 100 Fludized Hot Air Generator (Direct & In-Director) in various organized and unorganized sectors.

Shailesh Makadia studied Veterinary science at Vidyanagar and also served as a veterinary doctor for 6 months.

About the Company:

Radhe Renewable Energy Development Pvt. Ltd. is a flagship company of Radhe Group of Energy founded in 1998 with headquarters in Rajkot, Gujarat, India. The company is engaged in development, designing, supplying, installing and serving turnkey energy projects that integrate seamlessly with the client company’s requirements and operations.

In an era of higher energy prices, replacing liquid fuels means dramatically lower costs, higher operating margins and less reliance on fossil fuels. Furthermore, by using renewable biomass fuels such as Briquettes, customers can dramatically reduce their carbon footprints.

RREDPL’s mission is to increase the profitability of our customers by delivering reliable, cost-competitive, clean energy solutions that maximize savings.

RREDPL has an In-house R&D Center recognized by Government of India which is developing new applications that will continue to increase the value of the customer’s.

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Nitant Mate

Head R&D, Kirloskar Integrated Technologies Limited.

Expertise Area:Bioenergy i.e. Biogas, vegetable oil, biodiesel, solar, wind, etc.

Dr. Nitant Mate joined Kirloskar Integrated Technologies Ltd in 2006 and is currently the head of the Bioenergy business. His areas of work include bio-fuels such as biogas, bio-diesel and vegetable oil based energy solutions, solar and wind energy technologies and other standalone as well as hybrid sustainable solutions for decentralized energy.

Dr. Nitant Mate is Head of Research & Development as well as Project Execution in Bioenergy Business at Kirloskar Integrated Technologies Limited. He works on decentralized sustainable energy solutions that are ecologically friendly, economically viable, and socially acceptable. His areas of focus include biogas, vegetable oil, biodiesel, solar, wind, etc.

Nitant has contributed in developing applications of solar energy and other renewable technologies in health sector. WHO, UNICEF, The World Bank, PATH, and European Commission are among a few of the clients for whom he has undertaken assignments. He has had extensive interactions with professionals from the United States, Europe, Africa and some Asian countries. He has served on committees for the Government of India, Confederation of Indian Industries, University of Pune, etc., is an accredited Mentor for the entrepreneurship programs of the Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust, and holds Honorary Professorship at the Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai. He has several publications and patent to his credit.

Contribution in prominent events: International Conference on Renewable Technologies, Renewable Energy Finance Symposium

Nitant is a mechanical engineer and a designer of special purpose machines; and he has also undertaken fundamental research in materials processing, thin and thick film deposition technologies, semiconductors processing, engine development and testing, etc.

About the Company:

Kirloskar Integrated Technologies Ltd (KITL) is a part of reputed Kirloskar Group; one of India’s premier industrial and engineering conglomerates. KITL is committed to contribute to the society by implementing green technology solutions to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.

KITL’s solutions not only address waste disposal issues but also generate substantial value addition. With an exhaustive research background in biomass to energy processes and filed several patents in these areas, KITL offers distributed sustainable solutions in green technologies & renewable energy on turnkey basis.

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  • Ravykumar
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    Nice. Where did you collected all these? Like

  • Shweta
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    Algae converts at a very high efficiency into biocrude, as it has lots of caloric value and happens to have the same molecular structure as petroleum. So out of all the whole biomass sources, algae is probably the most efficiently converted to biocrude.

    Algae to Biofuel Technology
      Can you give me some background on how this technology was developed?

    OriginOil has always been a technology company, but initially we targeted the end to end process – both growth and harvesting.

    Then, in late 2008 my Nicholas Eckelberry invented the process we later called Single Step Extraction™, and we realized that while there are many growth technologies, there are few harvesting solutions, and ours was really promising.

    We spent a year and a half getting the basic design together, and then a company called MBD Technology came along from Australia. They were funded to make a LOT of algae, and they realized that they had to have a scalable way to get the algae out of the water and ruptured for downstream use, and they basically persuaded us to go into the field with them.

    We started working with them in June 2010, and by December they had pronounced our technology a success, and early in the following year they ordered progressively larger systems, which we have been delivering since then.

    With MBD, we have attained a scale appropriate to modular algae production. In other words, you’re not going to have one giant algae pond, you’ll have a series of smaller ones, and our harvesters (at 100K gallons/day) are appropriately sized to reach service one typical pond.

    What kind of barriers had development of this kind of technology faced before, and how were they overcome?

    The algae industry has been favored by very high priced products (nutritional and pharmaceutical applications) and so there wasn’t the drive to really cut energy and operating costs.

    With the new huge, lower-cost markets, you have to have low-cost production; and if it’s for fuel, you can’t expend more energy than you get out of it. This really brings to the forefront the biggest challenge in algae: the fact that it lives in a tremendous amount of water – a water-algae ratio as great as 1000 to 1.

    So a new technology was needed to get the algae out of the water economically, at large scale and with very low energy expense. Also, the process had to be chemical-free so as to enable re-use of the water.

    OriginOil’s process satisfies all these requirements. There is no other process that does – (see the comparative matrix below)

     

    Can you walk me through the process of how oil is extracted from algae?

    Right now, fuel is being made from the vegetable oil portion of algae (for example, the big sale of algae biofuel to the US Navy by Solazyme in Dec 2011), but extracting the whole algae from the water is better.

    You then process the whole algae concentrate into fuel or other products.

    Our role is simple: first we run the extraction stage, and then the concentration stage. This is our Solids Out of Solution™ or SOS process.

    (Please see the figure below).

     

     

    1. In the extraction stage, we use our Single Step Extraction™ process to make the algae (or other organic solid) come out of solution. Now it’s solids floating around in the water.

    (Imagine that you have made a pot of coffee, but now you want to pull the coffee back out. In this step, we are making the coffee particles stick to each other so they become visible in the water.)

    1. In the concentration stage, we use a flotation process to push all of the solids to the surface where they are easily raked off.

    The water below is now relatively clear and can be reused immediately (in the case of algae production) or can be further processed to ground water quality (as in the case of oil and gas water cleanup).

    (In the coffee analogy, you now push all the coffee solids to the surface, and you’re left with clear water below.)

    It’s chemical-free, very low-energy, and can be operated in a continuous flow mode.

    Now what you have coming out of this is a sludge or concentrate that is still 80-90% water. But now it’s economical to use centrifuges and filters to remove the rest of the water, if desired.

    To make biocrude from algae, you actually want to keep a certain amount of water. So you would get the concentrate to about 40% solids and then you would put it through a hydroconversion process of some kind. For example, a process like CRI’s which creates true distillates from biomass.

    What grade of crude is the resulting end product?

    You get biocrude which is functionally identical to light sweet crude oil.

    Usage of water and contamination of water have been issues since the fracking boom began. How much water is used in algae harvesting versus fracking?

    Algae is an aquatic species, so great quantities of water are used. However, this water can be waste water, or brackish, or ocean water. So there isn’t a comparison with frack water, which must be fresh.

    What are the advantages of algae versus other biofuels?

    Algae converts at a very high efficiency into biocrude, as it has lots of caloric value and happens to have the same molecular structure as petroleum. So out of all the whole biomass sources, algae is probably the most efficiently converted to biocrude.

    Can you give an update on the use of algae in carbon capture and storage? Is this what the Australia and other overseas projects are focused on?

    Yes, carbon capture and storage (or carbon capture and re-use) are strong in other countries and in Australia, very strong. The scale of the power station site operated by our partner MBD Energy is being dramatically expanded.

    Our project in France is being driven directly by an energy regulation for large buildings, RT 2020.

    As a pure technology company, we are less constrained by location, so we can adapt easily to where algae is being supported as it develops the scale needed to succeed.

    Can you predict a timeline for the development and implementation of Algae biofuel production over the next 5 years or so?

    We are seeing complete acceptance and commercialization of algae for high-end applications such as nutrition and cosmetics. However that relies on older processing technology. The bigger market for chemicals and fuels needs new techniques now proven in pilot stages. The next stage is scale-up, which will take the remainder of the decade.

    What do governing bodies need to do to support this advancement and what parts of the world are at the forefront?

    Primary need is for R&D support, and for large entities (such as the military) to guarantee offtakes. Despite congressional opposition, this is moving forward in the USA, mainly due to the courage and commitment of the Dept. of Defense. Australia is probably the furthest along as it has a carbon tax that can be applies to algae development.

    We also see growing momentum in Japan, due to the problems there with nuclear and with toxins. Algae production both remediates toxins and produces fuel and chemicals. We expect to see a great deal of activity from Japan.

    Additionally, Thailand and other Asian countries are showing strong momentum. East Asia in general, including China, are showing great promise. Finally, India, with Reliance Industries at the forefront, has momentum.

     

    Riggs Eckelberry is OriginOil, Inc.’s President and CEO.  In January of 2011, Riggs Eckelberry was named to the Advisory Board of the National Algae Association for his leadership in the field of algal biofuels technology. Mr. Eckelberry is a member of the Algal Biomass Organization, is a Corporate Advisor to the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO), and in September 2009, OriginOil presented the industry’s first-ever comprehensive algae production model, developed with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) of the Department of Energy. OriginOil is publicly-traded: OOIL. http://www.altenergymag.com/emagazine/2012/08/algae-to-biofuel-technology-/1949 Like

  • Shweta
    Shweta -

    Trends for Biomass to Power Production

     

    Biomass to Power

    Installed Capacity (as of 2011)

    Combustion

    901 MW

    Gasification

    125 MW

    Cogeneration(baggase and non-baggase)

    1649 MW (1500 MW from bagasse based)

    Total biomass power production

    2675 MW

     

    Prominent Indian players in Briquette Manufacturing

     

    Company

    Feedstock

    Location

    LN Biomass & Fuels

    Coconut Charcoal

    Gondia , Maharashtra

    Jaipur Green Fuels

    Mustard Briquette

    Gangore, Jaipur

    Broil Biomass

    White Coal Briquette

    Gujarat

    Abellon Clean Energy

    BioRich Pellets

    Ahmedabad

    Krone Carbon

    Coconut Charcoal Briquette

    Coimbatore. Tamil Nadu

    Arun Agro Coal

    Briquette from Saw Dust, Ground Nut Shells, Castor Seed Shells

    Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh

    K.P Biocoal

    Briquette from Woody Biomass, Saw Dust, Agro Waste

    Nanded, Maharashtra

    Other players in Pellets and Briquettes Production

    Company

    Feedstock

    Location

    Ecofresh Carbon

    Charcoal

    Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

    Indian Green Fuels

    Wood Pellets and Wood Briquettes

    Ahmedabad

    Nishant Bioenergy Ltd

    Biomass Briquettes

    Chandigarh

    Visvama Bio Tech

    Bagasse Briquette

    Gujarat

    Spice International

    Coconut Charcoal

    Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

    N.L. Biomass Products

    White Coal Briquette and White Coal Pellet

    Sholapur, Maharashtra

    Devyani Enterprises

    Bagasse Briquettes and Baggase Pellets

    Latur, Maharashtra

    Ecoboard Industries

    Bagasse Boards

    Pune

    Shree Vinayak Co

    Rice Husk – Logistics

    Jaipur

    Suntradings

    Agro waste Briquettes

    Nagpur

    Eastland Agro

    Biomass Briquettes

    Ludhiana

    Archana Enterprises

    White Coal (Briquette), Bagasse Briquette and Ground Nut Briquette

    Mumbai

    K.N.Agro Industries

    Biomass Briquette

    New Delhi

    Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

    Manufacturer of Briquetting Plants

    Rajkot, Gujarat

    Lehra Fuel-Tech Pvt. Ltd

    Manufacturer of Briquetting press & Pellet mills

    Jagera, Punjab

    Hi-Tech Agro Pvt Ltd

    Manufacturer of Briquetting press & Pellet mills

    New Delhi

    ADVANCE HYDRAU-TECH PVT LTD

    Manufacturer of Briquetting machine

    New Delhi

    Greens Bio Mass

    Wood charcoal, Briquettes, Pellets, BBQ Charcoal, Bio mass

    Kochi, Kerala

     

    Prominent Players in Biomass Power Production (IPP’s)

     

    Company

    Location

    Plant Location(s)

    Cumulative Installations

    Clenergen Corporation

    Chennai

    Tamil Nadu, Karnataka

    Cumulative capacity of 19.5 MW in operation and 20.5 MW under construction

    Green Infra

    Delhi

    Orissa and Bihar

    The company is developing five biomass power projects with a cumulative capacity of 68 MW.

    Greenko Group

    Bengaluru

    Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh

    41.5 MW from 6 biomass power plants

    Husk Power

    Bihar

    Bihar

    HPS had 65 fully operational plants, and a further 10 under construction or starting operation. 48 plants are wholly owned and operated by HPS, and the other 17 run under some type of franchise or partnership. HPS’ plants have capacity of 35-100 kW each.

    All Green energy

    Bengaluru

    Data unavailable

    6.5 MW

     

    Prominent companies in biomass gasification based thermal applications

     

    Company

    Industry

    Location

    Application

    Capacity

    Beach Minerals

     

    Minerals (Beach Sand Mineral Products)

    Tirunelveli/ Chennai

    Fluidized Bed Mineral Drying

    600 KW

    Minerals (Beach Sand Mineral Products)

    Tuticorin/ Chennai

    Rotary Kiln Mineral Drying

    1200 KW

    Tamilnadu Heat Treatment and Fettling Services Pvt. Ltd (TAHAFET)

    Heat Treatment

    Hosur

    Heat treatment furnaces

    250 kg/h

    TANFAC

     

    Chemicals (Flourine Chemicals)

    Cuddalore

    Drying Of Aluminum Fluoride

    3.3 MW

    Synthite Industrial Chemicals Ltd

     

    Food Processing

    (spice oleoresin manufacturing)

    Coimbatore/ Kerala

    Drying of marigold flower

    2 MWth (450 kg/hr)

     

    List of Captive Power Producers

     

    Company

    Plant Location(s)

    Capacity

    BERI

    Tumkur district, Karnataka

    0.2 MW

    Bethmangala

    Bethmangala, Kolar

    1.5 MW

    BMC, Kuttam

    Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu

    1.5 MW

    Arashi

    Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

    1 MW

     

    List of Upcoming Biomass Power Projects in India

    Promoter

    City

    State

    Capacity

    Current Status

    Suryachakra Power Corporation Ltd

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands

    Andaman & Nicobar

    2x10MW

    Status Not Known

    Suma Powergen Pvt. Ltd

    South Andaman

    Andaman & Nicobar

    7.5 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Sainath Power Concepts Pvt. Ltd

    Karimnagar

    Andhra Pradesh

    6 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Orient Green Power Ltd

    Medak

    Andhra Pradesh

    7.5 MW

    Operational

    Vishnu Vidyuth India Ltd

    Visakhapatnam

    Andhra Pradesh

    7.5 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Vijaynagar Biotech Ltd

    Visakhapatnam

    Andhra Pradesh

    8 MW

    Contract Awarded

    Marsun Power Pvt. Ltd

    Chittoor

    Andhra Pradesh

    7 MW

    Land Acquisition Underway

    Marsun Power Pvt. Ltd

    Medak

    Andhra Pradesh

    6 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Medha Power & Infratech India Pvt. Ltd

    Karimnagar

    Andhra Pradesh

    7.5 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Anantha Lakxmi Biomass Power Projects Pvt. Ltd

    Warangal

    Andhra Pradesh

    6 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Bee Pee Power Ltd

    Nellore

    Andhra Pradesh

    15MW

    Bids Invited

    PSR Green Power Projects Pvt. Ltd

    Mahabubnagar

    Andhra Pradesh

    7.5 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Suma Renewable & Bio Energy Pvt. Ltd.

    Visakhapatnam

    Andhra Pradesh

    2 Tns

    Announcement

    Suma Powergen Pvt. Ltd

    Visakhapatnam

    Andhra Pradesh

    15 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Cleanopolis Energy Systems India Pvt. Ltd

    Sonitpur

    Assam

    2.48 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Bettiah Industries Pvt. Ltd.

    West Champaran

    Bihar

    1.2 MW

    Announcement

    Harit Bio Energy Pvt Ltd

    Aurangabad

    Bihar

    12 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Sanmati Bio Energy Pvt Ltd

    Rohtas

    Bihar

    12 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Kumar Tech Bio Products Pvt Ltd

    Gaya

    Bihar

    6 MW

    Land Acquisition Underway

    Emergent Ventures India Pvt Ltd

    Not Known

    Bihar

    12 MW

    Status Not Known

    S C I India Ltd

    Bhagalpur

    Bihar

    1.6 MW

    Received Statutory Clearances

    Mundeshwari Bio Energy Pvt Ltd

    Kaimur (Bhabua)

    Bihar

    12 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Inspiring Agro Ltd.

    Siwan

    Bihar

    10 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Bermaco Energy Systems Ltd.

    Bhojpur

    Bihar

    12 MW

    Announcement

    Bettiah Industries Private Ltd

    West Champaran

    Bihar

    1.2 MW

    Announcement

    Tathagata Bio Energy Private Ltd

    Gaya

    Bihar

    12 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Lakshmi Energy and Foods

    Chandigarh

    Chandigarh

    2 x 30 MW

    Land Acquistion Underway

    Vandana Global

    Raipur

    Chhattisgarh

    80 MW

    Announcement

    Shree Balram Krishi (Utpad & Vitaran) Co-op. Soc. Ltd.

    Durg

    Chhattisgarh

    5 MW

    Construction Commenced

    South Asian Agro Industries Ltd

    Raipur

    Chhattisgarh

    9.8 to 20 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Lotus Powergen Private Ltd

    Raipur

    Chhattisgarh

    1×10 MW

    Bids Invited

    Sonna Power

    Janjgir-Champa

    Chhattisgarh

    15 MW

    Received Statutory Clearances

    Mavens Biotech Ltd

    Delhi

    Delhi

    30 MW

    Announcement

    Ramky Group

    North-west Delhi

    Delhi

    24 MW

    Announcement

    Jindal Saw Ltd

    Not Known

    Delhi

    16 MW

    Status Not Known

    Abellon Clean Energy Ltd.

    Kutch

    Gujarat

    9.95 MW

    Pre Project Activities Underway

    Amreli Power Projects Pvt Ltd

    Junagadh

    Gujarat

    10MW

    Contract Awarded

    Gray Lines Engineers & Contractors

    Rajkot

    Gujarat

    20 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Maniram Power Projects Pvt. Ltd

    Vadodara

    Gujarat

    10 MW

    Land Acquisition Underway

    Suryachakra Group

    Vadodara

    Gujarat

    20 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Namratha Securities

    Surat

    Gujarat

    20 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Suryachakra Power Corporation Ltd

    Navsari

    Gujarat

    20 MW

    Received Statutory Clearances

    Namratha Bizili Pvt. Ltd

    Anand

    Gujarat

    10 MW

    Pre Project Activities Underway

    Star Wire (India) Ltd,

    Mahendragarh

    Haryana

    8 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Star Leasing Company Ltd

    Hisar

    Haryana

    5 MW

    Pre Project Activities Underway

    A B Grain Spirits

    Jatwar

    Haryana

    9 MW

    Advanced Stages of Commissioning

    Star Leasing Company Ltd

    Sirsa

    Haryana

    8 MW

    Land Acquistion Underway

    Deswal Energy Pvt. Ltd.

    Jind

    Haryana

    6 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Sri Jyoti Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd

    Not Known

    Haryana

    7.5 MW

    Status Not Known

    Gammon Infrastructure Projects

    Not Identified

    Haryana

    10 – 24 MW

    Operational

    Rake Power Ltd.

    Hazaribag

    Jharkhand

    23 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Kolar-Chikkaballapur Dist. Co-op. Milk Producers Soc. Union Ltd.

    Kolar

    Karnataka

    1 MW

    Bids Invited

    Vijayanagara Energy Pvt. Ltd.

    Koppal

    Karnataka

    6 MW

    Announcement

    White Sales

    Dharwad

    Karnataka

    2 MW

    Announcement

    Raichur Bio Energies Pvt. Ltd.

    Raichur

    Karnataka

    9 MW

    Announcement

    Clenergen Karnataka Private Ltd

    Not Known

    Karnataka

    64 MW

    Status Not Known

    Matrix Power

    Gulbarga

    Karnataka

    6 MW

    Contract Awarded

    Shalivahana Projects Ltd

    Chhindwara

    Madhya Pradesh

    15 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Hema Sri Agro Power Projects Ltd

    Gwalior

    Madhya Pradesh

    20 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Kalyan Energy

    Chhatarpur

    Madhya Pradesh

    10 MW

    PPA Signed

    Manju Power Projects Pvt. Ltd

    Bhind

    Madhya Pradesh

    10 MW

    Pre Project Activities Underway

    Techno Electric & Engineering Co

    Rajgarh

    Madhya Pradesh

    10 MW

    Received Statutory Clearances

    Orient Green Power Ltd

    Narsinghpur

    Madhya Pradesh

    10 MW

    Operational

    Arunodaya Green Fuels

    Jabalpur

    Madhya Pradesh

    10 MW

    PPA Signed

    Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd

    Indore

    Madhya Pradesh

    4 MW

    Pre Project Activities Underway

    Rayapati Power Generation Pvt. Ltd

    Sidhi

    Madhya Pradesh

    10 MW

    Announcement

    Kinnera Securities

    Damoh

    Madhya Pradesh

    10 MW

    PPA Signed

    Shalivahana Projects Ltd

    Chhindwara

    Madhya Pradesh

    10 MW

    Announcement

    Shanti GD Ispat & Power

    Korba

    Madhya Pradesh

    10 MW

    Operational

    Jain Energy Ltd

    Dewas

    Madhya Pradesh

    15 MW, 10 MW

    Operational

    Shalivahana Projects Ltd

    Umaria

    Madhya Pradesh

    10 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Harvest Energy Private Ltd

    Burhanpur

    Madhya Pradesh

    1×10 MW

    Bids Invited

    Harvest Energy Private Ltd

    Khargone

    Madhya Pradesh

    1×10 MW

    Bids Invited

    Vidarbha Energy & Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd

    Yavatmal

    Maharashtra

    12 MW

    Construction Commenced

    MSM Energy Ltd.

    Kolhapur

    Maharashtra

    10 MW

    Construction Commenced

    ASN Power Projects Ltd

    Chandrapur

    Maharashtra

    10 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Revathi Power & Foods Pvt. Ltd.

    Yavatmal

    Maharashtra

    10 MW

    Construction Commenced

    21st Century Infrastructure India Pvt. Ltd

    Nagpur

    Maharashtra

    10 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Pravara Power Pvt. Ltd.

    Ahmednagar

    Maharashtra

    25 MW

    Construction Underway

    A A Energy Ltd

    Gadchiroli

    Maharashtra

    7.5 MW

    Announcement

    Maharashtra Energy Development Agency

    Parbhani

    Maharashtra

    12 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Sri Panchajanya Power

    Hingoli

    Maharashtra

    10 MW

    Status Not Known

    Tara Power Generation Co. Pvt Ltd

    Latur

    Maharashtra

    10 MW

    Construction Commenced

    GAPS Power & Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

    Multiple Locations

    Maharashtra

    13 MW, 8 MW

    Status Not Known

    M.S.M Energy

    Not Known

    Maharashtra

    10 MW

    Status Not Known

    A A Energy Ltd

    Gadchiroli

    Maharashtra

    10 MW

    Status Not Known

    Auro Mira Energy Co

    Multiple Locations

    Multiple

    10 MW

    Operational

    AllGreen Energy India Pvt Ltd

    Not Known

    Multiple States

    65 MW

    Status Not Known

    AllGreen Energy India Pvt Ltd

    Not Known

    Multiple States

    6.5 MW

    Status Not Known

    A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services

    Not Known

    Not Known

    500 Mw

    Status Not Known

    Ravi Metallics Pvt. Ltd.

    Sambalpur

    Orissa

    15 MW

    Announcement

    Octant Industries Ltd

    Sambalpur

    Orissa

    10 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Cocanada Energy & Infrastructure

    Puri

    Orissa

    20 MW

    Announcement

    Ind-Barath Energy Utkal

    Sambalpur

    Orissa

    20 MW

    Status Not Known

    Kalyan Energy

    Ganjam

    Orissa

    20 MW

    Status Not Known

    Rashmee Power Pvt Ltd

    Boudh

    Orissa

    10 MW

    Pre Project Activities Underway

    Meenakshi Group

    Ferozepur

    Punjab

    41 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Orient Green Power Ltd

    Amritsar

    Punjab

    10 MW

    Operational

    Green Planet Energy

    Multiple Locations

    Punjab

    147 MW

    Status Not Known

    Bermaco Energy Systems Ltd.

    Rupnagar

    Punjab

    12 MW

    Received Statutory Clearances

    SEL Manufacturing Co

    Ludhiana

    Punjab

    20 MW

    Operational

    Greenko Group

    Sangrur

    Punjab

    20 MW

    Construction Commenced

    PunjabBiomass Power

    Rupnagar

    Punjab

    12 MW

    Announcement

    Laxmi Energy & Food Pvt Ltd

    Fatehgarh Sahib

    Punjab

    60 MW

    Awaiting Statutory Clearances

    Bermaco Energy Systems Ltd.

    Patiala

    Punjab

    36 MW (3 x 12 MW)

    Received Statutory Clearances

    Viaton Energy Pvt Ltd

    Mansa

    Punjab

    20 MW

    PPA Signed

    Lakshmi Energy and Foods

    Not Known

    Punjab

    23 MW

    Advanced Stages of Commissioning

    PunjabBiomass Power

    Patiala

    Punjab

    12 MW

    Operational

    Orient Green Power Ltd

    Patiala

    Punjab

    10 MW

    Operational

    Orient Green Power Ltd

    Naroli

    Rajasthan

    8 MW

    Operational

    Orient Green Power Ltd

    Not Known

    Rajasthan

    8 MW

    Operational

    Surya Bio-Energy Pvt. Ltd

    Kota

    Rajasthan

    8 MW

    Announcement

    Prakriti Power Pvt Ltd

    Kota

    Rajasthan

    10 MW

    Construction Commenced

    A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services

    Sikar

    Rajasthan

    15 MW

    Pre Project Activities Underway

    A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services

    Bikaner

    Rajasthan

    15 MW

    Pre Project Activities Underway

    A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services

    Hanumangarh

    Rajasthan

    15 MW

    Land Acquisition Underway

    Orient Green Power Ltd

    Not Known

    Rajasthan

    7.5 MW

    Operational

    Orient Green Power Ltd

    Vandavasi

    Tamil Nadu

    7.5 MW

    Operational

    Clenergen India Private Ltd

    Thoothukudi

    Tamil Nadu

    16 MW

    PPA Signed

    Orient Green Power Ltd

    Viluppuram

    Tamil Nadu

    10 MW

    Land Acquisition Underway

    Rajkumar Impex Pvt Ltd

    Thoothukudi

    Tamil Nadu

    6 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Auro Mira Bio System Kanyakumari Pvt Ltd

    Kanyakumari

    Tamil Nadu

    18 MW

    Land Acquisition Underway

    Orient Green Power Ltd

    Namakkal

    Tamil Nadu

    7.5 Mw

    Announcement

    India Pistons Ltd

    Krishnagiri

    Tamil Nadu

    10 MW

    Announcement

    Global Power Tech Equipments Ltd

    Tiruvannamalai

    Tamil Nadu

    7.5 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Orient Green Power Ltd

    Coimbatore

    Tamil Nadu

    10 MW

    Operational

    Auro Mira Bio Power India Pvt Ltd

    Not Known

    Tamil Nadu

    18 MW

    Construction Commenced

    Cetex Petrochemicals

    Chennai

    Tamil Nadu

    12-MW

    Operational

    A2Z Maintenance & Engineering Services

    KanpurNagar

    Uttar Pradesh

    15 Mw

    Status Not Known

    Lakshmi Sugar Mills Co Ltd

    Haridwar

    Uttarakhand

    20 MW

    Advanced Stages of Commissioning

    Amrit Energy Pvt. Ltd.

    South 24 Parganas

    West Bengal

    2.5 MW

    Pre Project Activities Underway

    Techno Electric & Engineering Co

    North Dinajpur

    West Bengal

    10 MW

    Received Statutory Clearances

    Techno Electric & Engineering Co

    Birbhum

    West Bengal

    10 MW

    Received Statutory Clearances

    Shyam Sel

    Burdwan

    West Bengal

    8 MW

    Operational

    Source: Powerbase

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