Gradually increasing biogas and biomethane consumption to 20% by 2030 and replacing natural gas use can help India reduce its dependence on the fossil fuel and cut import bills by nearly US$29 billion, a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) finds.

This Report of the Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Seventeenth Report (Seventeenth Lok Sabha) of the Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas (2022-23) on the subject 'Review of Implementation of CBG (SATAT)' of the Ministry of Petroleum

Although India can produce reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable bioenergy to meet its energy demand, progress has been slow. Implementing a few key action plans centred around the market ecosystem, collaboration and financing could accelerate its production.

Waste-to-energy projects in India have historically been city-centric. As cities are well-served by LPG and CNG distribution systems, the Bio-CNG produced has to be used for either fuelling urban public transport, or moved to rural areas at considerable cost.

Expressing displeasure over the slow pace of the government's scheme on compressed biogas "SATAT", the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas has noted that it is "burdened by lack of clarity, procedural hurdles and has not enthused the investors and entrepreneurs to come forward to set up CBG plants".

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on November 02, 2022 has issued Guidelines for the Waste to Energy Programme. The following has been stated namely: This shall be in force from April 01, 2021 to March 31, 2026.

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet cleared the bio-energy policy in an attempt to attract big-ticket investments and increase agriculture income in the state. The policy aims at supporting and promoting production of compressed bio-gas, bio-coal, ethanol and bio-diesel in the state.

The Central Pollution Control Board Theon 31st January 2022 has invited comments/suggestions from the public on the draft “Environmental Guidelines for Compressed Biogas Plant (CBG)/Bio-CNG Plants. The Byproduct of Anaerobic digestion of organic material is commonly referred to as ‘Biogas’.

Over the past decades and in multiple countries, bioenergy has supported the development of local economies, while helping to reduce the dependency on imported fossil fuels. If bioenergy resources are produced sustainably, their energy use can contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive statistics on a range of topics related to renewable energy. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the past decade (2011-2020) in trilingual tables.