According to Mr Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), a National Bio Energy Mission is being developed to push sustainable development of the renewable energy sector.
While addresing the Bio Energy summit organised by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) the minister said, “Grid parity among States is not equal and connectivity to remote locations is a major issue. The Ministry wants industry to bring innovative new technologies that would empower rural areas,”
Mr G.B. Pradhan, Secretary, MNRE, said the most critical aspect in promoting bio energy projects was the associated business model, which should be sustainable. Mr K Krishnan, Chairman, CII Task Force on Bio-Energy, pointed to hybrid solutions that combine bio energy with solar, wind and hydro as promising sustainable solutions.