SUMMARY

The biogas produced from these 19 plants will be integrated into IGL’s city gas distribution network.

By Shardul Sharma

Indraprastha Gas (IGL), a leading city gas company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two technology partners to establish compressed biogas (CBG) plants across four states in India, it announced on February 7.

The CBG plants will be located in the states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. In addition to the current partnerships, IGL has already empaneled two other technology partners for the same purpose. The biogas produced from these 19 plants will be integrated into IGL’s city gas distribution network.

This partnership targets the production of 0.45mn m3/day of biogas from waste, a quantity equivalent to approximately 5% of IGL's daily requirements. The initiative aligns with the Indian government's announcement on November 25, mandating the phased blending of CBG in compressed natural gas (CNG) and domestic piped natural gas (PNG) segments starting the fiscal year 2025-26.

By embracing CBG, India aims to reduce dependence on traditional fossil fuels, promote sustainable energy sources, and work towards achieving net-zero emission goals. Experts suggest that this move will not only contribute to environmental sustainability but also result in a reduction of costly imported LNG, thereby helping India save precious foreign exchange.