Aug 17: The Ministry of Environment and Forests has
granted host-country approval to the proposed biodiesel project
at Chautuppal in Andhra Pradesh by Southern Bio Technologies
Ltd, Hyderabad under terms of the' clean development mechanism
of Kyoto Protocol.
to a release, the approval would make it easier to sell certified
emission reductions to global carbon purchasers under the terms
laid down by the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate
R K Sethi,
director, climate change, Ministry of Environment and Forests,
stated in a letter that "the project actively assists in
achieving sustainable development goals of the Government and
was therefore accorded host country approval," the release
director of Southern Bio Technologies Ltd N Satish Kumar said,
"we are delighted that the Government has granted host
country approval," adding: "A consortium of German
companies, the World Bank and other private goups have showed
interest in purchasing carbon from the company."
report presented to the Government by consultant Zenith Energy
states that greenhouse gases equivalent to 27,000 tonne of carbon
dioxide will be processed avoided each year from the prodection
of 30 tonne of biodiesel per day. The biodiesel will be processed
from the raw oils of pongamia, jatropha and other sources at
a plant to be located at Chautuppal.
is the brainchild of Satish Limar and Emmanuel D’Silva,
a former environment official of the World Bank, who works with
tribal communities in Adilabad.