EKI Energy New Biomass Briquettes Plant in Maharashtra

EKI Energy Services, a leading carbon credit developer and supplier, has announced the inauguration of its first biomass briquettes manufacturing plant at Dindori, Nashik, in Maharashtra. The plant is a subsidiary of EKI’s GHG Reduction Technologies and aims to facilitate the production of products that significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

What are Biomass Briquettes?

Biomass briquettes are made from agri-residue such as sugarcane trash, corn cob, soya husk, tamarind, and pomegranate waste. They serve as a substitute for coal in boilers and furnaces, thereby reducing reliance on conventional coal and abating local environmental pollution. Biomass briquettes have several benefits over coal, such as:

  • They have a higher calorific value of 22-24 MJ/kg, compared to 15-18 MJ/kg for coal.
  • They have lower ash content of 2-5%, compared to 20-40% for coal.
  • They have lower moisture content of 8-10%, compared to 10-15% for coal.
  • They have lower sulphur content of 0.02-0.08%, compared to 0.2-0.6% for coal.
  • They have lower carbon dioxide emissions of 0.8 kg/kg, compared to 1.4 kg/kg for coal.

Why are biomass briquettes important?

The new biomass briquettes plant has an initial production capacity of 800 metric tonnes per month, which can be expanded up to 1,200 metric tonnes per month. The plant is poised to revolutionise the biofuel industry and contribute to environmental conservation and clean energy transitions. Biomass briquettes can help in the following ways:

  • They can prevent deforestation by using waste materials instead of firewood.
  • They can reduce landfill waste by recycling agricultural and industrial residues.
  • They can provide rural employment and income generation by creating value-added products.
  • They can enhance energy security and diversity by reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
  • They can support climate change mitigation by reducing greenhouse gas emissions .

How does EKI Energy Services support biomass briquettes?

EKI Energy Services’ CMD Manish Dabkara said, “The new plant represents EKI’s mission to facilitate the manufacture of products that significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By introducing biomass briquettes as a cleaner and more sustainable alternative to traditional coal, the company aims to contribute to environmental conservation and promote eco-friendly energy solutions.”

EKI Energy Services is a pioneer in the field of carbon credit development and supply across the globe. Carbon credits are earned by the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere through climate-friendly projects and can be used by governments, industries, or private individuals to compensate for generating emissions elsewhere.

The company has been involved in various projects related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, forestry, and agriculture. The company has also been providing consultancy services for carbon asset management, carbon footprint assessment, carbon trading, and carbon finance.

Recent Blog : GeM Milestone: Defence Ministry’s Rs 1 Lakh Cr Orders



Send Us A Message