LT Foods is joining hands with US-based Humankind Group (HKG) to explore opportunity to develop commercial-scale biomass plants that can recycle rice paddy straw into green energy and bio-fertiliser in India.
This initiative aims to become the leading Indian forum for biomass up-cycling by facilitating programmes to eliminate the practice of burning agriculture residue.
It will also contribute to the creation of a waste-to-value ecosystem for sustainable products that impact across a wide range of environmental, social, health and economic outcomes.
Under this association, LT Foods, which has brands like Daawat, will become the local partner for HKG’s first commercial-scale biomass facility. The technology of the biomass plant has been tested in Punjab, where it has been successfully operating since 2018.
After the success of the first two plants, HKG plans to scale up the number of plants to 130 facilities in India in the next 10 years in collaboration with the Biomass India Partnership.