Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held a meeting with Finland Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde on September 30 to explore opportunities in emerging technologies in clean and efficient energy production. In a series of tweets, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas said that the duo reviewed the progress of completion of a 2G Ethanol plant in Numaligarh using bamboo as the feedstock.
According to the ministry, the 2G Ethonal plant is the first of its kind in the world, built under JV between NRL and Finnish companies Chemopolis and Fortum. Pradhan reportedly highlighted the vast investment opportunities in India’s expanding clean energy market and encouraged Finnish companies to invest in the development of clean fuels, including under waste-to-energy model.
Pradhan held another meeting with Australian Ambassador to India Barry O’Farrell to discuss several aspects of cooperation in the energy sector. The ministry said that discussed the participation of Australian companies to actively partner and invest in India’s gas infrastructure and in developing the hydrocarbon value chain in India.