MNRE notifies National Bio Energy Programme

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MNRE notifies National Bio Energy Programme

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India has notified the National Bio-Energy Program on November 2, 2022.

Important facts

  • MNRE has continued the National Bio-Energy Program for the period from FY 2021-22 to 2025-26.

  • The program is recommended to be implemented in two phases.

  • The first phase of the program has been approved with a budget outlay of Rs 858 crore.

  • Biogas program will also assist in setting up household and medium sized biogas units in rural areas.

  • MNRE has been promoting bio-energy in India since the 1980s, to harness the vast surplus biomass, cattle dung, industrial and urban bio-waste available in the country for energy recovery.

  • The National Bioenergy Programme will comprises of the following sub-schemes:

  1. Waste to Energy Program (program on urban, industrial and agricultural waste/residue to energy) to support the installation of large biogas, bioCNG and power plants (excluding power projects from MSW).

  2. Biomass Programme (Scheme to Support Manufacturing of Briquettes & Pellets and Promotion of Biomass (non-bagasse) based cogeneration in Industries) to support setting up of pellets and briquettes for use in power generation and non-bagasse based power generation projects.

  3. Biogas Program - To support household and medium sized biogas installations in rural areas.

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