What is the government’s mandate on compressed biogas (CBG)?
The Indian government has mandated a roadmap for blending compressed biogas with natural gas in the transportation and domestic sectors to promote its use and reduce dependency on imported natural gas.
What is the compulsory blending obligation?
It is a policy to stimulate demand for CBG by setting minimum percentages for blending with natural gas, starting with 5% in 2025-26 and increasing annually.
What are the environmental benefits of CBG?
CBG production from biomass reduces reliance on fossil fuels, helps manage waste, and mitigates greenhouse gas emissions by utilizing organic waste.
How does CBG blending support the economy?
CBG blending aims to save on foreign exchange by reducing liquefied natural gas imports and to foster a circular economy by utilizing agricultural and urban waste, potentially creating new industries and jobs.
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