Suzuki is planning to setup 4 Bio-CNG plants jointly with Amul affiliated dairy (Banas Dairy in North Gujarat).
Mr Kenichiro Toyofuku, Director (Sustainability), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd said this on the occasion of Amul Clean Fuel BioCNG Car rally which was flagged off from Pune on Monday.
Mr. Kenichiro said – ”Bio -CNG is a highly sustainable mobility fuel option in India, which has a remarkable effect on reducing global warming. According to TERI research, the life cycle CO2 emission per km running of Petrol vehicle, EV and Bio-CNG vehicles are 184g, 150g, and -1,097g respectively. Clearly Bio- CNG is the best carbon minus fuel with a net-zero carbon emission on environment. Suzuki is promoting Bio-CNG and planning to setup 4 Bio-CNG plants jointly with Amul affiliated dairy.”
The 1,400-km rally will has 12 BioCNG cars. It started at Khed near Pune, as Amul is putting up a Rs. 500 crore plant having milk processing capacity of 5 Lakh Litre per day and icecream production capacity of 1 lakh litre per day. Milk procurement for this plant will be done from Maharashtra.
The new initiative to convert cow dung into organic manure and biogas has the potential to create a self-sustaining circular economy for dairy farmers. The Amul Clean Fuel BioCNG Car Rally will reach Mumbai on Tuesday. It will travel to Valsad, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Statue of Unity, Godhra, Himmatnagar, Palanpur, Mehsana, and Ahmedabad before reaching Anand on November 26 after covering a distance of more than 1,400 km.
Amul, India’s largest FMCG brand valued at Rs. 72,000 crore ($ 9 billion), is owned by 36 lac farmers contributing over 300 lac litres of milk daily. With a network of 100 dairies, 85 sales teams, 15,000 distributors and 1 million retailers, Amul distributes over 20 billion packs of dairy products annually in over 50+ countries.
Source : Desh Gujarat