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1,300 MW of Energy Can be Made from Crop Waste

02 January 2014

PAKISTAN - The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with an Indian company for generating electricity from crop waste in Lahore, Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed told The Express Tribune on Sunday.

“As much as 1,300 megawatts of electricity can be produced in the first phase of the project,” he said.

Javed said 11 million tonnes of crop residue would be used as biomass fuel for the project, reports the Express Tribune.

He said an Indian company, Universal Bio Mass Energy, had offered the best price for the project.

“The government is working on a 50-year policy to resolve the energy crisis in five years,” he said.

“Each bio mass energy generating unit will be completed in two years. It will then be handed over to the government, it can be eventually added to the national grid.”

Universal Bio Mass Energy Director Pon Pareet Singh Badal signed the agreement on December 26. From the government’s side, Agriculture Secretary Dr Ijaz Munir and Energy Department Chief Engineer Iftikhar Ahmed Randhawa signed the agreement.

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