National Bio-Energy Mission

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  • The government is preparing a national bio-energy mission to boost power generation from biomass, a renewable energy source abundantly available in India.
  • The national mission will aim at improving energy efficiency in traditional biomass consuming industries, seek to develop a bio-energy city project and provide logistics support to biomass processing units.
  • It will also propose a GIS-based National Biomass Resource Atlas to map potential biomass regions in the country.
  • According to estimates, biomass from agro and agro-industrial residue can potentially generate 25,000 MW of power in India.

The Bio Energy Mission will:

  1. Aim at improving energy efficiency in traditional biomass consuming industries.
  2. Seek to develop a bio-energy city project.
  3. Provide logistics support to biomass processing units.
  4. It will also propose a GIS-based National Biomass Resource Atlas to map potential biomass regions in the country.