Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Rameswar Teli, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha informed about the production of CBG in the country.
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has launched “Sustainable Alternative Toward Affordable Transportation (SATAT)” initiative on 1st October 2018, with the aim of establishing an ecosystem for production of Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) from various waste/ biomass sources and for promoting its use along with Natural Gas. Under this initiative Oil and Gas Marketing Companies (OGMCs) invite Expression of Interest (EOI) to procure CBG from potential entrepreneurs. A total of 71 commercial scale biogas/CBG plants under SATAT or registered on the GOBARdhan portal have been commissioned till June 2023 and contribute to the overall target of 15MMTPA of CBG production.
Production of CBG
A total of 71 commercial scale biogas/CBG plants under SATAT or registered on the GOBARdhan portal have been commissioned till June 2023 and contribute to the overall target of 15MMTPA of CBG production.
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The Government has set a target to raise the share of natural gas in energy mix to 15% in 2030 from about 6.7% now. Various steps taken by the Government in this direction include expansion of National Gas Grid Pipeline, expansion of City Gas Distribution (CGD) network, setting up of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminals, allocation of domestic gas to Compressed Natural Gas (Transport) / Piped Natural Gas (Domestic) CNG(T)/PNG(D) in no cut category, allowing marketing and pricing freedom to gas produced from high pressure/high temperature areas, deep water &; ultra-deep water and from coal seams, Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiatives to promote Bio-CNG, etc.