“The Agharkar Research Institute has helped us in extracting methane from biogas and further converting biogas into CNG. We asked Warna and Spectrum to get proper permissions to launch the project and conduct necessary tests to find out production and conversion cost, fuel efficiency and money saved with vehicles fueled by bio-CNG instead of petrol and diesel. The primary report is positive and the project would be ready for bulk production by April this year,” said A Anil Dhussa, director of MNRE.
According to Mohan Rao, chairman and CEO of Spectrum, the total investment in the project is Rs 30 crore (USD 605,000), of which 30% is the cost of German technology and machinery which was imported. Moreover, the Union government will fund and promote such projects if they are economically viable.