Maruti Suzuki commences operation of biogas plant at Manesar factory

The pilot plant, which generates biogas from Napier grass cultivated at the Manesar plant site and also food waste from the plant canteen, is expected to produce 0.2 tonnes of biogas per day, resulting in reduction of about 190 tonnes of CO2 annually.

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Maruti Suzuki commences operation of biogas plant at Manesar factory

Maruti Suzuki India, which has installed a pilot plant for biogas generation and purification at its Manesar manufacturing plant in Haryana, has started operating the pilot plant.

This facility is a functioning pilot plant, generating biogas from Napier grass, a perennial grass of the Poaceae family, cultivated on the premises of the Manesar factory, and food waste from the plant canteen. The purified gas would be used for cooking at the canteen and in the production process. The residue would be used as organic fertilizer for internal horticulture.

The plant is expected to produce 0.2 tonnes of biogas per day, resulting in reduction of about 190 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Maruti Suzuki India has been promoting the use of renewable energy in various forms in India, such as installation of solar panels at each plant, and utilization of green electricity. Maruti Suzuki will invest a total of Rs 450 crore in renewable energy-related initiatives over three years from FY2024. 

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