Assam’ Oil Refinery Soon to Process Biofuel from Bamboo
(The Northeast Today) A biofuel refinery, the first of its kind in India, set up at the Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) in Assam, will soon process biofuel from bamboo, abundantly found in Arunachal Pradesh, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said recently.
The Arunachal Pradesh government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NRL for sourcing three lakh tonnes of bamboo per year from the frontier state, says a media report.
Pradhan stated that a robust system for procurement of bamboo and preventing entry of middlemen should be put in place, reported by a media person. He suggested setting up small bamboo processing units in rural hubs catering to a cluster of villages, which could be run by unemployed youths. NRL can then collect the processed bamboo from these units or the units can deliver it to Numaligarh, Pradhan said, calling for a structure like that of Amul. READ MORE