Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) is planning to increase its refining capacity to 9 million metric tonnes per annum from its current 3 MMTPA. NRL is also exploring the possibility of setting up a bio-refinery in Assam to produce ethanol using non-food biomass resources like bamboo. It has already inked agreements with governments of Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh for sourcing bamboos for this venture where it plans to invest about Rs 1,000 crore. It is also plans to build a 450 km pipeline to Moreah in Manipur to help export diesel and petrol to Myanmar.
Extracted from ET, July 03,’15