The first 2G (Second Generation) ethanol bio-refinery will be set up in which state of India?
The first 2G (Second Generation) ethanol bio-refinery will be set up at village Tarkhanwala in Bathinda, Punjab with an approximate investment of Rs 600 crores. The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a Central Government Public Sector Undertaking, will set up the project. The foundation stone laying ceremony for the project will held on December 25, 2016. The purpose of the bio-refinery is to encourage production of Second Generation (2G) Ethanol from agricultural residues to provide additional sources of remuneration to farmers, address the growing environmental concerns and support the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme for achieving 10% Ethanol Blending in Petrol.