Bihar CM inaugurates India’s first ethanol plant in Purnia

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The country's first ethanol plant operated from coarse grains was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on 30 April 2022 in Purnia district of Bihar.

  • This is the first plant set up after the Central Government approved the Ethanol Production and Promotion Policy-2021 of the Government of Bihar.

  • Ethanol will be manufactured from maize and broken rice in the plant, which will benefit more than 10000 farmers of Bihar in the coming time.

  • The production capacity of the Greenfield Grain Based Ethanol Plant is 65 thousand litres per day.

  • The plant has been designed keeping in mind the environment friendly so as to ensure zero liquid discharge and cause less damage to the environment.

  • This plant has been set up at a cost of one hundred and five crores.

  • Production of ethanol will reduce the cost of petrol in the state and create new employment opportunities.

  • About  ethanol-

  • Ethanol is a kind of alcohol, it is also called ethyl alcohol.

  • It can be used as fuel in vehicles by mixing it with petrol.

  • After sugarcane, the central government is now focusing on preparing ethanol from rice.

  • By producing ethanol, farmers can make their economic condition better by earning good profits.

  • Ethanol is mainly produced from the sugarcane crop, but it can also be prepared from different types of sugar crops.

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