In a bid to move towards green energy and commitment towards environmental stewardship, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has commenced its cowdung to compressed biogas project at Sanchore, Rajasthan. This is HPCL’s first project under waste to energy portfolio. The plant is proposed to utilise 100 tonnes per day of dung to produce biogas. This will then be utilised as automotive fuel. The project is proposed to be commissioned in a year’s time.

The project’s ground breaking ceremony took place at Shree Godham Mahatirth Pathmeda Lok Punyarth Nyas, Village Pathmeda, Tehsil Sanchore District Jalore in Rajasthan.

The project is being developed under Gobar-Dhan scheme launched by Government of India in April 2018 as a part of the biodegradable waste management component under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen). It will positively impact cleanliness and generate wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste.