SATAT Initiative:GOI signs MoUs to set 900 Compressed Bio Gas Plants.

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21 November 2020.


A MoU was signed on 20 November 2020 between MoPNG and leading oil & gas marketing companies & technology providers to establish Compressed Bio-Gas CBG) plants across India under the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative, in the presence of Union Minister of petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel to boost availability of affordable and clean transport fuels.


  • .MoUs  were signed with energy companies viz. JBM Group, Adani Gas, Torrent Gas and Petronet LNG for setting up of Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) plants,and with technology providers in CBG sectors IndianOil, Praj Industries, CEID Consultants & Bharat Biogas Energy for facilitating availability of technology for the projects.
  • Under the agreement, around 900 Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plants are to established in the country.
  • Earlier, the Government of India signed an agreement for 600 plants.
  • Together, around 1,500 plants are under execution currently.
  • GoI plans to build 5,000 CBG plants by 2023-34.
  • The agreement signed will bring in Rs 30,000 crores of investment to set up 900 plants. To set up 5000 plants, a total investment of Rs 2 lakh crores is envisaged.
  • The biogas produced from the plants can be used to power automobiles.
  • These fuels can be used to reduce the import by Rs 1 lakh crores.

SATAT initiative:The Sustainable alternative Towards Affordable Transportation.

·         It aims to set up compressed Bio-gas production plants.

·         The initiative was launched in 2018.

·          Under the initiative, the CBG plants are to be set up through independent entrepreneurs.

·         The targets set under the initiative are as follows

·         The ultimate goal of the initiative is to establish 5,000 plants by 2025.


The other sub goals of the initiative are as follows:

  • To establish 250 CBG plants by 2020
    • To establish 1,000 CBG plants by 2022
  • These 5,000 biogas plants will produce 15 million tonnes of CBG per annum. This is around 40% of current Compressed Natural Gas consumption.

Benefits of SATAT initiative

  • Additional revenue source for farmers. This will help India achieve its goal of doubling farmer’s income by 2022.
  • It will help to boost rural economy
  • It will help to reduce carbon emissions
  • Compressed Bio Gas will act as a buffer against oil and gas price fluctuations

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