Bangalore based VayuGrid cracks Bioenergy with NREDCAP, Andhra Pradesh

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Renewable Energy Development Corporation of AP (NREDCAP) for the State of Andhra Pradesh to develop Panchayat level Bio Energy Zones ( BEZs) for green power generation including the power generation facilities, the Bioenergy Green Coal Plantation supply chain, and the Biofuel processing infrastructure necessary to meet the low cost production of clean energy.

Mr. Kamalakar Babu,Chairman & Managing Director, NREDCAP with Mr. Doug Peterson, CEO of VayuGridMr. Kamalakar Babu,Chairman & Managing Director, NREDCAP with Mr. Doug Peterson, CEO of VayuGrid

Bengaluru, Karnataka, March 5, 2015 /India PRwire/ -- Bangalore based enterprise VayuGrid engaged in building affordable Bioenergy supply chains , announced today, that they have entered into an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Renewable Energy Development Corporation of AP (NREDCAP) for the State of Andhra Pradesh to develop Panchayat level Bio Energy Zones ( BEZs) for green power generation including the power generation facilities, the Bioenergy Green Coal Plantation supply chain, and the Biofuel processing infrastructure necessary to meet the low cost production of clean energy. Each of these panchayat level BEZs established on wastelands are optimized to generate 10 Mw and 14 million litres of biodiesel, along with nearly 1,400 farm labour jobs through the 60-year productive life of the BEZ.

Mr. Kamalakar Babu, the Chairman and Managing director of NREDCAP, AP under whose leadership the state of Andhra Pradesh has achieved this distinction stated that "We are taking our collective learning to do Bioenergy in a better and more effective manner." The state has a total of over 60 lakh acres of wastelands spread over 7 districts. Of these, the state is looking at districts such as Cuddappah, Kurnool, Chittoor and Anantpur as initial districts to establish such BEZs. "The goal of the MoU is to replicate the Panchayat level BEZ of 10 MW to reach 1,500 MW capacity over the next 10 years to increase rural energy access, create jobs, and make wastelands a productive asset for the state" he further stated.

Each wasteland based BEZ will attract investment of USD 20 million, which will be brought in by VayuGrid along with its partners. Additionally, each cluster becomes a huge carbon sink, sequestering nearly 30,000 tons of carbon annually, thus making each BEZ eligible for Carbon Credit and become a significant player in the Cap & Trade scheme, leading the pollution regulation market even while the State aims for fast and speedier economic growth.

"We are pleased to be recognized as the leading bioenergy solution to be deployed across the state by Andhra Pradesh, which is reputed for its clean energy portfolio," said Mr. Doug Peterson, CEO of VayuGrid. He went on to add that VayuGrid's patent pending elite Pongamia sapling VayuSap™ has been developed over 25 years to be a disruptive platform for bioenergy based on optimal yields in the greatest diversity of environments.

VayuGrid has developed patent pending IP in elite, 2nd generation Pongamia trees as a Biofuel feedstock known as VayuSap™. The VayuSap™ which grows on marginal or wastelands with minimum of 400 mm of rainfall can be said to be India's first Biofuel planting material that has been specifically created for Green Mining Zones (GMZs) and (BEZs). Over 4 decades of systematic and applied research knowledge have gone into the creation of VayuSap™, the Elite Pongamia sapling

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About VayuGrid

VayuGrid is a Bangalore; India based enterprise engaged in building affordable bioenergy supply chains based on proprietary technology in partnership with rural communities, governments and industry in India, Africa, SE Asia, Middle East, North and South America. VayuGrid's 'tree to energy' approach is cost competitive to traditional energy and scalable to meet the increasing clean energy needs of the state.

www.vayugrid.com


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