BIHAR, INDIA — A greenfield ethanol plant officially opened April 30 in Bihar, India, and will use sugar cane, corn and rice to produce the renewable fuel, according to the Economic Times.
The plant was built using the latest technology and will not discharge any waste. It will buy 130 tonnes of rice husk and 145 to 150 tonnes of corn or rice directly from local farmers every day.
Along with ethanol, it will produce 27 tonnes of dried distillers grains, which will be sold as animal feed to local dairy and poultry farmers.
The ethanol will be sold to oil marketing companies Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum in Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand.