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Abellon Clean Energy, German firm join hands to set up biogas plants

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on June 26, 2019 Published on June 26, 2019

Enters into technical tie up with Agraferm Group

Abellon CleanEnergy Limited has entered into a technical agreement with Germany’s Agraferm Group for setting up biogas plants across India.

In the first phase, the company will begin setting up biogas plants in Gujarat and later on pan-India basis, with technical support from Agraferm GmbH.

The plants will be developed using different sets of feedstock including animal waste, food and kitchen waste, garden waste and agricultural or process residues available in locations around the proposed projects.

Aditya Handa, MD and CEO, Abellon CleanEnergy said, "The announcement of Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT), and national goal to set up 5,000 biogas plants across India, gives us the opportunity to participate in this segment. We are happy to have Agraferm as our strategic technical partner and I believe our complementing strengths will enable us to set up world class biogas plants uniquely tailored to the Indian context."

Eike Liekweg, MD, Agraferm GmbH said, "We are very excited to be in India and explore the opportunity to contribute to the country’s biogas mission in partnership with Abellon – a company that is recognized as a pioneer in the bio-energy sector in India."

Abellon is also setting up city-based Waste to Energy (WtE) projects at 5 cities in Gujarat under PPP model, and is poised to move forward in developing its biogas business vertical.

While Agraferm Group is one of the few providers of turnkey-based biogas plants using agricultural, kitchen, food and dairy wastes in the world and has developed over 90 biogas plants with combined capacity of 120 MWe worldwide.

Currently, the total biogas production in India is 2.07 billion m3 per year, which is lesser than the potential in the range of 29–48 billion m3/year.

Published on June 26, 2019
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