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Tata Motors unveils India’s first Bio-CNG bus

India’s largest Commercial Vehicles manufacturer Tata Motors has unveiled country’s first Bio-CNG (bio-methane) bus.

The bus was rolled out at the Urja Utsav, bio-energy programme, organised by the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Key Facts

In the Urja Utsav, Tata Motors showcased its designed and developed bio-methane engines (5.7 SGI & 3.8 SGI) for LCV, ICV & MCV buses. It also displayed three engines, along with the lead model viz. Tata LPO 1613 with 5.7 SGI NA BS-IV IOBD-II compliant bus.

The first of its kind bio-methane bus will provide an alternate fuel technology to cater the need for a greener country. Its use will also contribute in a positive manner to the Smart Cities Mission. It will also serve as a good option for wet garbage management.

Biomethane

Biomethane is a naturally occurring gas which is produced by anaerobic digestion of organic matter such as dead animal and plant material, manure, sewage, organic waste, etc. This gas gets produced out of natural degradation process, escapes into the atmosphere unused. If it is trapped and used in automobile engines, it reduces the net impact on environment and at the same time produces useful power.

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Guenter Butschek appointed as MD and CEO of Tata Motors Ltd

India’s largest automaker (by revenue) Tata Motors Ltd’s has appointed Guenter Butschek as chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) of the company.

In his new role he will lead all operations of Tata Motors in India and in international markets, including South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and South Africa.

Prior to this appointment he had served as chief operating officer (COO) of plane-maker Airbus Group SA and also was member of the group executive committee.

Prior to Airbus, he had worked with Daimler AG for more than 25 years in international automotive management and had lead functions like industrialization, production and procurement.

His last role at Daimler AG was as president and CEO of Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd.which is a joint venture between Daimler and Beijing Automotive Industrial Holding.

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