Biogas Made From Cow Dung To Power CNG Cars In India

New Delhi: As the world looks for ways to tackle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), the parent company of Maruti Suzuki India, has said it will utilise cow dung to produce biogas, which can be used to power its CNG cars in the country.

It’s part of SMC’s growth strategy for FY30.

“While we expect the Indian market to grow toward FY30, we also expect that an increase in total CO2 emission amount is unavoidable, regardless of the reduction in CO2 emission from products. We will challenge to strike a balance between increasing sales units and reducing total CO2 emission amount,” SMC stated.

“Suzuki’s unique initiative to tackle this challenge is the biogas business, in which biogas derived from cow dung, which are dairy wastes that can be seen mainly in India’s rural areas, will be produced and supplied,” the company said, adding that the biogas can be used for its CNG models.

SMC signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with National Dairy Development Board, an Indian government agency, and Banas Dairy, Asia’s largest dairy manufacturer, to conduct verification of biogas.

“We believe that the biogas business in India not only contributes to carbon neutrality, but also promotes economic growth and contributes to the society of India. We are also in view of expanding the business to other farming areas in regions, including Africa, ASEAN, and Japan in the future,” SMC said.

Maruti, which has around 70% in India’s CNG car market, currently sells 14 CNG models — Alto, Alto K10, S-Presso, Celerio, Eeco, WagonR, Swift, Dzire, Ertiga, Baleno, XL6, Grand Vitara, Tour S and Super Carry.

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