The Government of Uttar Pradesh has sanctioned two biofuel projects worth Rs 800 crore. The two biofuel plants will be set up in the districts of Saharanpur and Bijnor.The plants will be set up under technical collaboration with the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research (INER), Taiwan. The facilities will be utilizing agro-waste including rice straw, wheat straw and bagasse as raw materials to produce second-generation ethanol. The benefits of the project include additional income for farmers, reduction in stubble burning, socio-economic upliftment of farmers, saving on foreign currency and lowering bills of crude. The two plants are also expected to reduce carbon footprint and increase employment generation.
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