BPCL to go ahead with setting up new refinery
State-run Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) has been given green nod for setting up a second generation ethanol plant in Odisha that would entail an investment of 747.46 crore, according to a senior government official. The ethanol bio-refinery with a capacity of 100 kilo litre per day (KLPD) will be set up at Baulsingha village in Bargarhdisrict in an area of 58.44 acres.

The project is in line with the government's national bio-fuel policy, which mandates 5 percent blending of ethanol with petrol. Total project cost is estimated to be 747.46 crores and will create 200 direct and about 1000 indirect job opportunities when the facility becomes operational. BPCL will use Lignocelluloses biomass, an attractive feedstock to produce renewable fuels, particularly ethanol.