India: Promoting Advanced Biofuels Through High Technology

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54222-001

This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) aims to support India's development of biofuels through novel technological adoption and sustainable business structure. Biofuels are a renewable energy source made from organic matters or agricultural and municipal solid wastes. Its usage can be extended to energy, transport, manufacturing, and medicament in the form of bioethanol, biogas, and biodiesel. Especially, biofuels can be blended as low carbon fuels for vehicles, and treated as key tool for future green transportation. Moreover, the recent coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted a serious shortage of ethanol for used as disinfectant. The TA will focus on advanced biofuels in preparing specific development schemes with technical, financial, contractual, and capacity development arrangements and viable business and operational models.

Project Details

Project Name Promoting Advanced Biofuels Through High Technology
Project Number 54222-001
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6638-IND: Promoting Advanced Biofuels Through High Technology
Asian Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 2.00 million
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Renewable energy generation - biomass and waste

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) aims to support India's development of biofuels through novel technological adoption and sustainable business structure. Biofuels are a renewable energy source made from organic matters or agricultural and municipal solid wastes. Its usage can be extended to energy, transport, manufacturing, and medicament in the form of bioethanol, biogas, and biodiesel. Especially, biofuels can be blended as low carbon fuels for vehicles, and treated as key tool for future green transportation. Moreover, the recent coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted a serious shortage of ethanol for used as disinfectant. The TA will focus on advanced biofuels in preparing specific development schemes with technical, financial, contractual, and capacity development arrangements and viable business and operational models.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will take a cross-sectoral solution approach to tackle various thematic issues such as energy security, transport mobility, agribusiness, financial stability, air and water pollution, waste disposal, public health, climate change, and urban-rural divide. Advanced biofuel market will provide opportunities to mitigate global warming, harness agricultural and municipal wastes, create new industries and jobs, and strengthen energy independence. This new development is expected to contribute to making transformational effects on domestic economy and society as well as regional cooperation through knowledge transfer to neighboring countries.
Impact Usage of domestic biofuels in the energy and transportation sectors increased by 2030
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Readiness for investments in biofuel development and business enhanced.

Readiness for investments in biofuel development and business enhanced.

Readiness for investments in biofuel development and business enhanced.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Development schemes of demonstration bioethanol plants prepared.

Development schemes for bio-CNG plants demonstration prepared.

Development schemes for biodiesel plants demonstration prepared.

Gender mainstreaming design for the biofuel value chain incorporated.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A firm will be selected through quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a 90:10 quality-cost ratio using the full technical proposal evaluation. Individual consultants and resource persons will also be recruited as expert presenters at workshops. ADB will engage the consultants following ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time), Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time), and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement ADB will engage the consultants and carry out procurement following ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time), Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time), and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Son, Jongmi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Indian Oil Corporation,Limited
Scope Complex, Core-2
7 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003, India
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Shastri Bhavan-1, New Delhi
India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Jul 2020
Fact Finding 28 Oct 2020 to 29 Oct 2020
MRM -
Approval 07 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Dec 2020

TA 6638-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2020 13 Jul 2021 13 Jul 2021 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 07 Sep 2021 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Supply Chain Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Jul 2021 05 Aug 2021
Solid Waste Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jul 2021 29 Jul 2021
Climate Change Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Mar 2021 16 Apr 2021
Promoting Advanced Biofuels Through High Technology Firm - Consulting Closed 18 Mar 2021 26 Mar 2021
Legal Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jan 2021 10 Feb 2021
Biofuel Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021
Structured Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jan 2021 13 Jan 2021
Biofuel and Renewable Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Dec 2020 07 Jan 2021

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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