Which state government of India will set up bio-ethanol refinery in the state?
The state government of Punjab has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a consortium of Beta Renewables, Novozymes and CVC India Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. to set up a bio-ethanol refinery, for an estimated project worth Rs 950 crore. The bio-refinery will help in solving the chronic problem of wheat and paddy straw burning in the state. It will help in containing the loss of fertility and damage to environment and in generating co-products of biogas, pellets and compost through processing bio-refinery effluents and pellets.