The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy aims to launch an Integrated Bio Energy Mission with an estimated outlay of Rs. 10,000 crore from 2017-18 to 2021-22. This was announced by Varsha Joshi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, at the first meeting of the BioEnergy Advisory Committee of the Ministry held late last month. The Ministry put up the minutes of the meeting on Tuesday.
The Integrated Bio Energy Mission would aim to contribute to achieving greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets as agreed in the Nationally Determined Contributions at COP 21 in Paris.
According to the minutes of the meeting, Joshi said that this would be achieved through progressive blending/substitution of fossil fuels such as coal, petrol, diesel, natural gas and LPG with biomass pellets, bioethanol, biodiesel, biomethane and similar green fuels for both electrical and non-electrical uses.