Small and Medium Enterprises to benefit from gasification technology with Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Karachi, June 15, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) has urged the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) to commercially exploit the technology for gasification for power generation for the benefit of the SMEs.

President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver said the principal engineer PCSIR Ms Razia Begum confirmed that PCSIR has the technology and is in a position to offer the technology to SMEs or the big industrialist who desire to set up coal gasification or bio gas units for power generation in their premises.

Thaver said that the finance minister (FM) Ishaq Dar in his budget speech to the national assembly announced deregulation and exemption policy for power generation under alternate renewable energy system and made it possible for SME units to have their own gasification units to meet their requirements of energy.

The union has scheduled a meeting with PCSIR scientist in the first week of July 2013 and has urged the ministry of science and technology to support the promotion of gasification for power generation from coal, rice husk and other suitable substances meeting the cost factor requirements.

The union pointed out that imported coal is available from Indonesia at an economical price and can be used till such time we tap our own coal resources fully. Secondly gasification units can also be imported from India and China but since PCSIR has the technology it is in our own interest to fabricate gasification plants locally with the help of PCSIR and Engineering Development Board (EDB) to save very valuable foreign exchange.

For more information, Contact:
Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME)
75/1 3rd Commercial Street,
Phase IV, D.H.A., Karachi, Pakistan
Phones: + 92 35884225 and 6
Cell: + 92 300 8245307 and + 92 321 8245307
Fax: + 92 35380642

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