Shri Dharmendra Pradhan hands over 100th Letter of Intent under SATAT scheme

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today handed over the 100th Letter of Intent (LOI)  to the Compressed Bio-Gas(CBG) Entrepreneur (producer) under the SATAT scheme. SATAT is an initiative aimed at providing a Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation as a developmental effort that would benefit both vehicle-users as well as farmers and entrepreneurs.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Pradhan hailed the occasion as a breakthrough in realizing the vision of a clean and green India as envisaged by the Government of India. He also reiterated that spreading the gas grid fed by CBG from thousands of such plants across the country would significantly reduce India’s import burden and provide an economical and environment-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum fuels. Shri Pradhan said that it is a waste to wealth venture. He said that the scheme is lucrative for the prospective entrepreneurs, as it provides guaranteed rate of return, assured take-off by Oil marketing companies, there is availability of abundant raw material, and with no condition of any technology. The Minister said that the banks are ready to provide support to such projects due to their good viability. The Government is in talks with the UN environment Fund and Japanese Government for providing soft loans for such projects. The Minister said that CGD system will be available in 400 districts, providing ready market for the Compressed Bio-gas. Lauding the efforts of PSUs involved in the project, he said that within 5 months of its launch, over 100 LOIs have been issued. He expressed the hope that within a short period, thousands of such plants will be operational in the country, providing employment, reducing import dependence, helping in garbage management, and also enhancing the income of farmers.

SATAT was launched with a four-pronged agenda of utilising more than 62 million metric tonnes of waste generated every year in India, cutting down import dependence, supplementing job creation in the country and reducing vehicular emissions and pollution from burning of agricultural / organic waste.

Bio-gas is produced naturally through a process of anaerobic decomposition from waste / bio-mass sources like agriculture residue, cattle dung, sugarcane press mud, municipal solid waste, sewage treatment plant waste, etc. After purification, it is compressed and called CBG, which has pure methane content of over 90%.

Compressed Bio-Gas is exactly similar to the commercially available natural gas in its composition and energy potential. CBG can be used as an alternative, renewable automotive fuel. Given the abundance of biomass in the country, CBG has the potential to replace CNG in automotive, industrial and commercial uses in the coming years.

There are multiple benefits from converting agricultural residue, cattle dung and municipal solid waste into CBG on a commercial scale:


  • Responsible waste management, reduction in carbon emissions and pollution
  • Additional revenue source for farmers
  • Boost to entrepreneurship, rural economy and employment
  • Support to national commitments in achieving climate change goals
  • Reduction in import of natural gas and crude oil
  • Buffer against crude oil/gas price fluctuations

Compressed Bio-Gas plants are proposed to be set up mainly through independent entrepreneurs. CBG produced at these plants will be transported through cascades of cylinders to the fuel station networks of OMCs for marketing as a green transport fuel alternative.

Press Release

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan presides over a slew of initiatives around Compressed Bio Gas to give filip to SATAT scheme India playing a global leadership role in energy transition, says Shri Pradhan Cooperation agreement signed among oil & gas companies implementing SATAT MoU signed between MoPNG and Companies/Institutes for facilitating setting up of CBG plants Ground breaking ceremony of 5 upcoming CBG Plants held CBG plants and Retail Outlets dedicated to the nation Inauguration of CBG-CGD Synchronization Website launched


Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today presided over a virtual ceremony in which a number of initiatives were launched to provide major fillip to the SATAT initiative, and help India leap ahead towards a greener tomorrow.
This included signing of a Cooperation Agreement by Oil and Gas majors including IndianOil, HPCL, BPCL, GAIL and IGL, for the promotion and development of the SATAT (Sustainable
Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation) scheme. The SATAT scheme aims to set up Compressed Bio-Gas production plants and make CBG available in the market for use as a green fuel.’SATAT’, launched on 1.10.2018, envisages to target production of 15 MMT of CBG from 5000 plants by 2023.Besides the potential to boost availability of more affordable transport fuels, better use of agricultural residue, cattle dung and municipal solid waste, the 5000 CBG plants will provide an investment of 1.75 lakh crore, an additional revenue source to farmers, and 75,000 direct job opportunities and lakhs of indirect jobs.
The Cooperation agreement provides for establishing a strong network for marketing the entire produced quantity of CBG Plants through various channels. The agreement also has provision for associate implementers to join the SATAT movement. As per the agreement, IndianOil shall act as coordinator under the SATAT scheme and liaison with the Government and other agencies on behalf of of Industry members. GAIL shall serve as the coordinator for the implementation of the CBG-CGD synchronization scheme.
During the event, the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas also signed MoUs with Essar Capital Limited, XEMX Projects, Knowledge Integration Services, and Global Green Growth Institute, Seoul to set up new CBG Plants across the country.
Shri Pradhan laid the foundation stonesof 5 upcoming CBG Plants. These plants are being set up across Gujarat(2), Uttar Pradesh(2)and Punjab(1) by CNM Energy Solution Pvt Ltd, CarboneuPvt Ltd, Cities Innovative Biofuels Private Limited and CEF Budhana Energy Private Ltd.
Shri Pradhan also dedicated to the nation the newly commissioned CBG plants of Solika Energy Pvt.
Ltd. in Hyderabad and T R Mega Foods and Beverages LLP in Ludhiana. He also dedicated new CBG selling retail outlets at Hyderabad (Masab Tank Service Station), Bengaluru (Jai Bheem) and Ludhiana (Sharma Filling Station) to the nation.
During the landmark event, Union Petroleum Minister also inaugurated the first injection of CBG into the CGD pipeline network at Govardhannathji Energies into Gujarat Gas CGD network at NadiadKhedaDistt., Gujarat. This is in line with the recently issued policy guidelines by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas on CBG injection in the CGD network.
A website to provide a digital boost to the SATAT programme was also unveiled during the event. The website shall be a resource centre for new and existing CBG Plants providing details on CBG & SATAT, enablers under the SATAT scheme and FAQs. The portal also contains a section on the learning modules where handy presentations and videos have been made accessible.
Speaking on occasion, Union Petroleum Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Government of India is committed to harnessing the full potential of biofuels to realize the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of reducing import dependence and ensuring a sustainable energy future for the nation. He said that steps taken by India for containing the global warming as per the commitment made in COP-21 have been well appreciated. These included providing LPG connections to 8 crore people, surge in the Ethanol blending to almost 9% in the current Sugar year, progress in Bio-diesel programme, Aluminium Air battery.
Shri Pradhan said that the CBG programme under the SATAT has gained momentum, but the growth has to be exponential, not incremental. He said that this requires Oil and Gas PSUs to play more responsible role, debottlenecking, setting up of infrastructure, handholding of small entrepreneurs, and convincing the big companies to set up mega-clusters for the CBG. The Minister said that India should play a global leadership role in energy conversion, as we convert agro-residues/municipal wastes and other green wastes into energy, and make the farmers and rag-pickers important
stakeholders in the process. He said that this will help in reducing oil imports, improving
environment, saving foreign exchange, enriching our poor, and also brand building. The Minister
said that there is a large potential of harnessing usable Hydrogen from CBG in an economically-
viable manner.
Speaking on occasion, Secretary Petroleum Shri TarunKapoor said that the agreement among Govt
PSUs will inspire confidence among the entrepreneurs putting up CBG plants, and remove doubts
about the marketing responsibility of gas from these plants. He said that injection of CBG into the
CGD pipeline network is an important milestone. He said that the Government is in discussion with
the state governments to sort out various issues concerning these plants, and also with the Fertilizer
department for the marketing of manure produced in these plants. Shri Kapoor called for quick
installation of SATAT plants.

Harmonization of Classification of Industrial Sectors into Red, Orange, Green and White Categories-reg.


This has reference to CPCB letter dated 30.04.2020 on the above-mentioned subject, wherein ‘Compressed/refined bio-gas production from bio-degradable waste’ was categorized under Orange Category of industries.

Subsequently, CPCB was in the receipt of representations from various stakeholders with a request to revisit the categorization of Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) plants in light of the notifications issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare vide Gazette Notification No. 2051 dated 14.07.2020 and No. 1972 dated 01.06.2021 regarding inclusion of Fermented Organic Manure (FOM) and Liquid Fermented Organic Manure (LFOM) under Fertilizer (Inorganic, Organic or Mixed) (Control) Act, 1985.

In view ofthe above notifications and to promote the cleaner sources of energy, CPCB revisited the categorization of CBG plants. Accordingly, CBG plants producing FOM & LFOM as by products in conformity with requirements of Gazette Notification No. 2051 dated 14.07.2020 & No. 1972 dated 01.06.2021, respectively, and utilizing entire FOM & LFOM as a fertilizer or manure on land and also not discharging any waste-water, are to be considered under White category, subject to verification by SPCB on case-to-case basis. The aforesaid criteria may be re-assessed based on ground conditions after a period of two years. CBG plants which do not fall in the aforesaid category are to be categorized based on the type of feed-stocks being used. CBG plants based on animal waste and crop residue as feedstock are categorized under green category. CBG plants based on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and process waste as feedstock are categorized under Orange Category.

In addition, Household bio-digesters/gobar-gas (cow-dung) plants based on biodegradable wastes, etc. with feed slurry to digesters having Volatile Organic Fraction more than 75 %, are to be considered under White’ category.

The details of categorization of ‘Compressed Biogas (CBG)/Bio-CNG plants’ and ‘Household bio-digesters/gobar-gas (cow-dung) plants based on biodegradable wastes, etc.’ are enclosed.

The aforementioned revised categorization shall supersede the earlier categorization of ‘Compressed/Refined Bio-gas production from bio-degradable waste’, issued vide directions dated 30.04.2021.


Address List of Member Secretary, SPCBs/PCCs
1. The Chairman

Andhra Pradesh State Pollution Control Board

D.N0. 33-26-14 D/2, Near Sunrise Hospital,

Pushpa Hotel Centre, Chalmvari Street,

Kasturibaipet, Vijayawada- 520010

Andhra Pradesh

2. The Chairman

Arunachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board

‘ParyavaranBhavan’, Yupla Road,

Pappu Nallah,

Naharlagun — 791 1 10

Arunachal Pradesh

3. The Chairman

Assam State Pollution Control Board


Guwahati – 781021


4. The Chairman

Bihar State Pollution Control Board

PariveshBhawan, Plot No.N-B/2,

Patliputra Industrial Area


5. The Chairman

Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board

ParyavasBhawan, North Block Sector- 1 9

NayaRaipur – 492 099 Chhattis arh

6. The Chairman

Goa State Pollution Control Board

Dempo Tower, EDC Plaza, I st floor

Patto Plaza, Panaji,

Goa – 403001

7. The Chairman

Gujarat State Pollution Control Board

Sector 10-A, Gandhi Nagar — 382043 Gu arat

8. The Chairman

Haryana State Pollution Control Board

C-l l , Sector 6, Panchkula, Ha ana 134109

9. The Chairman

Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board

ParyavaranBhavan, Phase Ill,

New Shimia- 171009 Himachal Pradesh

10. The Chairman

J&K State Pollution Control Board, Parivesh Bhawan, Shiekh-ul-Campus, behind Govt. Silk Factory, Raj Ba h, Srina ar(J&K)

l l . The Chairman

Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board

T.A Building, HEC Campus, P.O. Dhurwa

Ranchi – 834004


12. The Chairman

Karnataka State Pollution Control Board

ParisaraBhavan, 4th& 5th floors, Church Street,

Bangalore — 560 001


13. The Chairman

Kerala State Pollution Control Board

Plamoodu Junction, Pattam Palace P.O.

Thiruvanathapuram — 695004


14. The Chairman

Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board

Kalpataru Point, 3 rd& 4th floors

Sion Matunga Scheme Road No. 6

Opp. Cine Planet, Sion Circle, Sion (E),

Mumbai 400 022


15. The Chairman

Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board

ParyavaranParisar, E-5 Arera Colony

Bhopal -462016

Madh a Pradesh

16. The Chairman

Manipur State Pollution Control Board Lamphelpat,

Imphal west D.C. Office Complex – 795004 Mani ur

17. The Chairman

Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board

Arden, Lumpyngngad,

Shillong – 793014

Me hala a

18. The Chairman

Mizoram State Pollution Control Board

New Secretariat Complex,

Khatla, Thlanmual Peng, Aizwal

Mizoram- 796001

19. The Chairman

Nagaland State Pollution Control Board

Signal Point, Dimapur,

Nagaiand – 797112

20. The Chairman

Odisha State Pollution Control Board

ParibeshBhawan A-1 1 8, Nilakanta Nagar, Unit -Vlll, Bhubaneshwar- 751012.


21. The Chairman

Punjab State Pollution Control Board

Nabha Road, ITI Rd, Adarsh Nagar,

Prem Nagar,

Patiala – 147001.

Pun ab

22. The Chairman

Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board A-4 Institutional Area, JhalaneDungri

Jaipur – 302004.


23. The Chairman

Sikkim State Pollution Control Board

State land Use & Environment Cell Govt. of Sikkim, Deorali, Gangtok.


24. The Chairman

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board No. 76, Mount Salai, Guindy,

Chennai – 600032.

Tamil Nadu

25. The Chairman

Telangana State Pollution Control Board


A-3, Industrial Estate, Sanath Nagar,

Hyderabad — 500 018.

Telan ana

26. The Chairman

Tripura State Pollution Control Board

PariveshBhawan, Pt. Nehru Complex, Gorkhabasti P.O., Kunjaban, Agartala, West Tripura – 799 006.

Tri ura

27. The Chairman

Uttarakhand Environment Protection &

Pollution Control Board

29/20, Net-ni Road,

Dehradun – 248001.


28. The Chairman

Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board

Building.N0. TC-12V

VibhutiKhand, Gomti Nagar,

Lucknow— 226010.

Uttar Pradesh

29. The Chairman

West Bengal State Pollution Control Board


Building, No. 10-A, Block —LA, Sector 3, Salt Lake City,

Kolkata – 700 091.

West Ben al

30. The Chairman

Andaman & Nicobar Islands Pollution Control Committee

Department of Science & Technology

Dollyganj Van Sadan, Haddo P.O.,

Port Blair-744102

Andaman & Nicobar

31. The Chairman

Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee


Madhya Marg, Sector – 19 B,

Chandigarh — 160019.


32. The Chairman

Daman, Diu & Dadra Nagar Haveli Pollution

Control Committee

Office of the Deputy Conservator of Forests Moti Daman,

Daman – 396220.

Daman & Diu

33. The Chairman

Delhi Pollution Control Committee

4th floor, ISBT Building,

Kashmeri Gate, Delhi – 1 10006.


34. The Chairman

Lakshadweep Pollution Control Committee

Lakshadeweep Administration

Department of Science, Technology &


Kavarati — 682555.


35. The Chairman

Puducherry Pollution Control Committee

Department of Science, Technology &


Housing Board Complex,

3 rd floor, Anna Nagar, Pondichery — 600 005


Regional offices Address
  The Regional Director

Regional Directorate (East)

Central Pollution Control Board

502, Southend Conclave 1582, Rajdanga Main Road


2. The Regional Director

Regional Directorate (West)

Central Pollution Control Board

Parivesh Bhawan,

Opp Ward No. 10 VMC Office Subhanpura


Vadodara- 390023


3. The Regional Director

Regional Directorate (North-East)

Central Pollution Control Board

TUM-SIR, Lower Motinagar, ear Fire Brigade H.Q


3. The Regional Director

Regional Directorate (Central)

Central Pollution Control Board

3 rd Floor, Sahkar Bhawan orth T.T Nagar

Bhopal- 462003

5. The Regional Director

Regional Directorate (North)

Central Pollution Control Board

Ground Floor, PICUP Bhawan

Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar

Lucknow- 226020

6. The Regional Director

Regional Directorate (South)

Central Pollution Control Board

I st & 2nd Floors, Nisarga Bhawan

A-Block, Thimmaiah Main Road

7th D Cross, Shivanagar

Opposite Pushpanjali Theatre

Bangalore 560010

7. The Regional Director

Regional Director – Chennai

Central Pollution Control Board

77-A, Second Floor

South Avenue Road,

Ambattur Industrial Estate,

Ambattur Taluk, Thiruvallur District,

Chennai – 600 058

8. The Regional Director

Regional Directorate (Pune)

Central Pollution Control Board

Parivesh Bhawan,

East Arjun Nagar,

Delhi-1 10032

9. The Regional Director

Regional Directorate (Chandigarh)

BSNL Exchange, 2nd Floor

Sector 49-C, Chandigarh




CBG Price Hike


Stakeholders of SATAT Scheme

Sub: Purchase price of Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) under SATAT scheme

You are kindly aware that, ‘SATAT’ (Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation) scheme on CBG was launched on 1.10.2018. As per the scheme, procurement price of CBG purified as per IS 16087: 2016 standards, compressed at 250 bar pressure and delivered to OMC Retail Outlets in cascades (up to 25 km one way distance from CBG Plant) was fixed at Rs. 46/kg + applicable taxes for period from 1.10.2018 to 31.3.2024. It was also informed that minimum procurement price will not be lower than Rs. 46/kg + applicable taxes up to 31.3.2029.

To facilitate entrepreneurs for financial closure of the projects as well as promote setting up of

CBG Plants, it has been decided that the CBG prices shall be indexed to the prevalent Retail Selling Price (RSP) of CNG in the market (or CBG RSP for markets where CNG is not available).

Accordingly, the following revised procurement pricing of CBG shall be implemented:-

1.0 The minimum procurement price of CBG will not be lower than Rs. 46/kg + applicable taxes for the period up to 31.3.2029.

2.0 The Retail Selling Price of CBG in a market shall be at par with RSP of CNG (as provided by the authorized CCD entity).

3.0 The following slabs for CBG procurement price have been decided, which will be the procurement price of CBG delivered at IndianOiI Retail Outlet situated at any distance (up to 75 km one way) as per IS 16087 2016 specification (or its latest version) and compressed at 250 bar pressure: –


Lower Retail Selling

Price of CBG in Slab

Higher Retail Selling Price of CBG in Slab

Procurement rice of CBG

Procurement price of CBC


includin tax

includin tax

Without GST

With GST








Retail Sellin Price of CBG u to 70


































Note: The above table is applicable strictly for supply of CBG at a one-way distance up to 75 km from the CBG Plant. For distance beyond 75 km, the price will be first adjusted as defined in para

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5.0 to bring it to 75 km distance table as above and then procurement price shall be fixed as per the table. For further increase in slabs beyond Rs. 100/kg, procurement price will be extrapolated as per the above. If the RSP of CBG falls below Rs. 70/kg, there will be immediate revision in the procurement pricing.

4.0 The upward and downward movement of CNG price will change the slab for a particular market at any point in time and the rate applicable for CBG procurement will change accordingly.

5.0 Additional transportation cost for transportation of CBG beyond 75 km (one-way distance) from CBG Plant shall be considered separately, at mutually discussed & agreed rates. This additional transportation costs shall be recovered from the market through inclusion in the Retail Selling price (RSP) build-up of CBC. If the recovery from market is not possible for additional transportation, the same shall not be paid.

6.0 This revised procurement price of CBG is being offered considering in view that presently RSP of CNG is greater than Rs. 70/kg in nearly all markets. If there is a reduction in CNG RSP from these levels, there will be revision in the price as agreed by Oil & Gas Company committee. The minimum procurement price of CBG as announced earlier will not be lower than Rs. 46/kg + applicable taxes for the period up to 31.3.2029.

7.0 The revised procurement pricing of CBG as detailed above shall form part of the Expression of Interest (EOI), Letter of Intents (LOIS) issued by IndianOil and Commercial Agreements executed by IndianOil under SATAT scheme with due acceptance by both parties.

The above pricing shall be effective from 1.6.2022 for one year or subsequent revision, whichever is earlier.

Policy Guideline Noel of 2021-PNG(GP

Sub: Guidelines for co-mingling of domestic gas for supply for Compressed Natural Gas (Transport) & Piped Natural Gas (Domestic) segments of City Gas Distribution networks —reg.

Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) was launched on 1 st October 2018 aiming to establish an ecosystem for production of Compressed Bio Gas (CBC) from various waste/ biomass sources in the country. The scheme is in line with the Swachh Bharat Mission and shall also promote Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan of the Government.

  1. After due consideration and with the approval of the competent authority, in furtherance of Ministry’s Guidelines dated 03.02.2014 and 20.08.2014 (as amended), the following Guidelines for synchronisation of CBG produced by plants under SATAT scheme in the CGD network are issued:
  2. The scheme of co-mingling of Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) generated progressively under the SATAT scheme meeting the technical standards with the natural gas in CGD network will be operationalized.
  3. GAIL will finalize operational modalities for supply of CBG co-mingled with domestic gas at uniforrn base price across all CGD entities for CNG (T) and

PNG (D) segment of CGD network.

  • The scheme envisages the share of co-mingled CBG in the total domestic gas supplied to CNG (T) and PNG (D) segment of CGD sector reach upto 10%.
  1. The scheme will be reviewed after a period of three years or as and when the percentage of CBG in the overall mix of CNG(T)/PNG(D) in the CGD sector reaches 10% whichever is earlier.
  2. All other conditions in the guidelines dated 03.02.2014 and 20.08.2014 (as amended) shall continue to apply subject to the guidelines above mentioned.