MARKET ASSESSMENT FOR BIO-GAS POTENTIAL IN INDIA

Market assessment for Bio-gas potential in India

Mercados EMI recently concluded a study for US based company on “Agro-Industry Based Biogas Market Assessment for India”. This study involved desk assessment for estimation of potential for biogas generation from agro industry like dairy, poultry, sugar, distillery, milk processing, fruit & vegetable processing, starch and tapioca processing sectors. Team conducted stakeholders’ interview with various industry players, technology suppliers, research institutions, and government bodies to ascertain the potential and identify barriers & challenges associated with biogas plants in India. Stakeholders’ suggestion for mitigation of challenges were also documented. Team also visited various processing plants from identified sectors to understand the challenges associated with agro-waste management.

Study suggests that India has huge potential for setting up biogas based power plants. There is need for appropriate technology options, government supports and innovative financing instruments to make it feasible. This not only replaces the high carbon intensive fossil fuel but also mitigates methane emissions from waste management which otherwise would have been emitted to environment.

Mercados EMI recently concluded a study for US based company on “Agro-Industry Based Biogas Market Assessment for India”. This study involved desk assessment, stakeholder interviews, field visits for estimation of potential for biogas generation from agro industry like dairy, poultry, sugar, distillery, milk processing, fruit & vegetable processing, starch and tapioca processing sectors. As per the assessment, there is potential for setting up 1695 MW biogas based power plants in India with majority of contribution coming from Dairy, Poultry, Distillery and Sugar. However to harness this potential, appropriate technology options, government supports and innovative financing instruments are required. This not only replaces the high carbon intensive fossil fuel but also mitigates methane emissions from waste management which otherwise would have been emitted to environment.