ONGC, in collaboration with EverEnviro, is set to establish 10 Compressed Biogas (CBG) plants across India. This initiative follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on May 29, 2024, aimed at decreasing India’s dependence on imported gas and enhancing the production of renewable energy domestically.

The 50:50 joint venture between ONGC and EverEnviro supports the Government of India’s efforts, including the Global Biofuels Alliance and the target of NetZero carbon emissions by 2070. By utilizing a variety of feedstocks such as agricultural waste, agro-industrial waste, energy crops, and municipal solid waste (MSW), the partnership plans to cut down approximately 750,000 tons of CO2 equivalent emissions annually.

EverEnviro Resource Management Pvt. Ltd., a renewable gas conglomerate, and state-owned ONGC have jointly announced the formation of this partnership to build 10 CBG plants across the country. The MoU formalizes this collaboration.

According to EverEnviro, these plants, part of the initial phase, are anticipated to lessen India’s reliance on imported gas and promote domestic renewable energy production.

Satyan Kumar, Executive Director and Chief Corporate Strategy Officer at ONGC, commented, “Biogas, as an alternative fuel, is crucial in addressing our nation’s energy needs while supporting circular economy principles and efficient waste management. ONGC aims to achieve Net Zero by 2038 and recognizes the necessity of transitioning to clean energy by leveraging agro-industrial waste and municipal solid waste.”

Deepak Agarwal, Executive Director of BD and Strategy at EverEnviro, stated, “Our partnership with ONGC marks a significant step forward in advancing renewable energy production in India. These projects will bolster key government initiatives such as the GOBARdhan scheme, Waste to Wealth, Make in India, Circular Economy, and Atmanirbhar Bharat. We are confident that our collaboration will significantly impact the CBG sector. The organic manure produced as a byproduct of CBG will promote regenerative agriculture, improving soil health and fertility in the surrounding areas.”

EverEnviro aims to establish over 100 CBG plants across India, utilizing various feedstocks. The organization is currently working on more than 20 CBG projects in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Punjab, with a substantial investment of nearly Rs 2,000 Crores, expected to yield 320 metric tons of CBG per day.

Recently, EverEnviro announced that its CBG plant in Indore, the largest in the country, has reached full utilization.

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