Punjab: Ferozpur’s biomass power plant generating electricity using stubble

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Firozpur (Punjab) [India], 20 October (ANI): A biomass power plant in Punjab generates electricity using paddy straw amid the problem of stubble burning by farmers in the state.

Firozpur (Punjab) [India], 20 October (ANI): A biomass power plant in Punjab generates electricity using paddy straw amid the problem of stubble burning by farmers in the state.
Speaking to ANI, Satish Bedi, General Manager, Commercial, Sukhbir Agro Energy Limited said, “The power plant has a capacity of 18 MW per hour, it is stubble based and produces 600 tonnes of stubble in a day and around 2-2.25 lakh tonnes of stubble. uses. in a year.”

Bedi said the initiative is favorable for the farmers as they are paid to sell the stubble.
“It is favorable for the farmers. We take all the stubble from the field and the land is freed for cultivation again. Farmers are also paid to sell the stubble. It is the cherry on top for them.”
Bedi further said that if more power plants are set up in the state, more electricity will be generated and the problem of stubble burning will end.
“If 24-26 such plants are set up in Punjab, we will generate a lot of electricity for the state. This will solve the environmental problem and also eliminate the problem of stubble burning. Besides this, this plant will feed 1500 people. Provides direct employment, which will also help in job creation.” (ANI)

First published:October 20, 2021, 4:53 am

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