Warana Bio-CNG Project
District of Kolhapur, Maharashtra India
In partnership with one of Maharashtra’s largest sugarcane cooperatives, Warana Sugarcane Cooperative, SREL has developed a first-of-a-kind project that converts a sugarcane waste called pressmud (filtercake) into renewable Bio-CNG and organic fertilizer. The Bio-CNG is a clean and inexpensive fuel that is being sold to industrial customers, and the nutrient-rich organic fertilizer is being sold to the cooperatives’ sugarcane farmers and in the local agricultural markets.
- Developed on a BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) basis
- Daily capacity of approximately 100 tons, or 35,000 annual tons, of sugarcane waste (pressmud)
- Daily production of approximately 7,000 to 9,000 kg’s of Bio-CNG per day
- PESO (Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization) License for storage and filing of Bio-CNG in high pressure cylinders
- Daily production of approximately 20 to 30 tons of organic fertilizer after further processing for commercial sale
- NOCA (National Organic Certification Association) approved organic fertilizer for further sale to farmers
- MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) approved investment subsidy received in early 2013
- Substantial cost savings from industrial customers due to low-cost Bio-CNG use
- Climate friendly – CO2 negative: Biogas-to-CNG conversation is the most productive use of agricultural waste
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