MoU on 22MW biogas project

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LAHORE : A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Punjab government and Canadian company High Mark Bio-Gas at Chief Minister’s Office on Friday for setting up bio-gas projects in Punjab.


Chief Executive Officer Evan Chrapko on behalf of High Mark Biogas Company while Punjab Energy Secretary Usman Bajwa on behalf of the Punjab government signed the MoU. According to the agreement, the Canadian company will set up a pilot project of 22 megawatts of biomass gas in Punjab.


The project will be completed in six months.


Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Provincial Energy Minister Sher Ali Khan were present.


Mr Sharif said the MoU was a welcoming step and vast opportunities of generating energy through bio-mass and biogas existed in Punjab. He said his government would benefit from these opportunities. He said the experiences of foreign investors and companies would also be benefited to overcome the energy crisis.


The chief minister said that besides traditional sources, the Pakistan Muslim League-N government was also working to generate energy through non-traditional sources. He said that non-traditional sources were the cheap source of generating energy which would provide relief to the people. Mr Sharif said there was great potential of setting up bio-gas projects in Punjab as there was no shortage of fuel for the projects of biogas. He said the energy crisis has made the life of the commoner miserable and the government was working on war footing for coping with the problem.


The chief minister said the Canadian company would also carry out the mapping of waste used in biogas which would help the government collect authenticated data.


Earlier, Chief Executive of Canadian High Mark Bio-Gas Company Evan Chrapko met Mr Sharif and briefed him about his company.

Courtesy:  Dawn

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