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Environmental Technologies Sector Review

 

Definition and scale of sector

  • Environmental products,
  • Environmental services (utilities) and specialist consultancies,
  • Energy production technologies

Why the sector was chosen in the West Midlands

  • Significant economic growth potential worldwide led by global concerns over climate change,
  • Diminishing resources and waste management.
  • Diversification opportunity related to skills available within region and technology transfer from existing sectors. Identified by recent DTI work as a regional cluster

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Oil & Gas Sector Report - December 2010

The oil and gas industry has been instrumental in fuelling the rapid growth of the Indian economy. India has total reserves (proved & indicated) of 1,201 million metric tonnes (MMT) of crude oil and 1,437 billion cubic metres (BCM) of natural gas as on April 1, 2010, according to the basic statistics released by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. The country exported 50.974 MMT of petroleum products during 2009-10.
In the eighth round of the New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP-VIII), 1.62 sq km area will be covered comprising 70 blocks. Out of 70 blocks, 36 have been awarded under NELP-VIII, according to the Economic Survey 2009-10.
Mr Murli Deora, Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas has launched the ninth round of NELP (NELP-IX) in New Delhi on October 15, 2010. NELP-IX round offers 34 exploration blocks comprising of 8 deepwater blocks, 7 shallow water blocks and 19 onland blocks.
Moreover, the government is planning its first ever offer of shale gas exploration in 2012. According to Mr Deora, "Shale gas (gas locked in sedimentary rocks) is an emerging area. It has become an important source of energy in a few countries who have been able to commercially exploit this resource."

Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

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Environment & Water Opportunities in India - July 2010

India sustained its position as one of the fastest growing economies in the world by achieving a 7.4 per cent growth in GDP in 2009-10. India is also one of the largest economies in the world, having joined the trillion dollar economies in 2007. IMF has projected a growth rate of 9.4% in 2010-11.
The Indian market for Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) sector is £194 billion and is only fourth to US, China and Japan, with a 6% share of the global market.
The growth has been fuelled by massive urbanisation and industrialisation happening in the country and also because of the importance given by the government to provide sustainable urban infrastructure.

Source: UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

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Oil & Gas Opportunities in India - June 2010

India is the world’s 5th largest consumer of energy, and its demand for petroleum products is growing by more than 6 % per year. Foreign companies are welcomed as both investors and suppliers. Some of the new Government policies have opened this sector to direct investment by the private Industry.
Oil comprises about 33 per cent of India’s primary energy consumption at present. Majority of India's oil reserves of roughly 4.7 billion barrels are located in the Bombay High, Upper Assam, Cambay, Krishna-Godavari, and Cauvery basins. The offshore Bombay High field is India's largest oil producing field, with production of 250,000 barrels per day (bbl/d). India's crude oil demand is currently 120 MMT while the domestic production of crude is 33.5 MMT.
India remains one of the least explored regions in the world with a well density of 20 per 10000km2. Of the 26 sedimentary basins, only 8 have been explored so far. Two large government-owned companies - Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) and Oil India Limited (OIL) produce over eighty percent of India’s crude oil and natural gas while private companies contribute the balance. Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), a government owned company, has a 7000 km long gas pipeline network and is engaged in gas transmission and distribution. Cairn Energy is one of the largest foreign investors in the Indian oil and gas sector. Cairn is investing heavily in their Rajasthan project which has established reserves of around 2 billion barrels and has already started production. UKTI has been working closely with Cairn on this project.

Source: UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

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Chemicals Sector Report - September 2009

There is a discernible world-wide trend to shift polluting industries like dyes, dyes intermediates, pigments and pesticides intermediates from developed countries, where stringent pollution control norms exist, to developing countries. In keeping with this trend India is emerging as the leading exporter of dyes and dyes intermediates, pharmaceutical and pesticides intermediates and many other speciality chemicals. Indian entrepreneurs are looking to upgrade their technology to improve the quality of their products and to make the production processes more environmentally friendly.  The trend is to concentrate on speciality and fine chemicals. Indian companies are seeking the latest technologies from overseas in these fields.
Since liberalisation began in the early 1990s, customs duties have gradually come down and Indian customers are buying products from the most cost-effective sources.
Low per capita consumption averages for most products compared with global averages is indicative of the opportunities that exist for foreign companies to invest in the Indian chemical industry.
Indian chemical companies are keen on exploring the joint venture partnership and technology transfer opportunities. 

Source: UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

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Water & Wastewater Sector Report - June 2009

Industry estimates value the water & wastewater market in India at £ 700 million (US$ 1.24 billion). Approximately 75 percent of rural and 85 percent of urban population currently have access to public water supplies.  However, drinking water supplies in many parts of India are intermittent and transmission and distribution networks for water need urgent improvement. Compounding the water scarcity is wastage - an estimated 213 billion cubic metres out of 690 billion cubic metres of surface water is wasted each month. It is also estimated that water leakage, pilferage and wastage amounts to 50 per cent of the total flow.
The Indian government, through its updated National Water Policy 2002, is encouraging Public-Private Partnerships in planning, development and management of water resources projects. Several States have invited private sector participation in water projects on BOT / BOOT basis, and British companies have already participated in some of these projects e.g. United Utilities in Tamil Nadu and Thames Water in Bangalore. UK companies such as Halcrow, Mott McDonald, Babtie, Black & Veatch are also active in the market.  Other international majors active in India include Saur, Veolia and Suez-Degremont of France.

Source: UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

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INDIA - WATER SECTOR COUNTRY PLAN 2008/09

India has been designated as a "Priority Country" for UKTI's water sector activity for the year 2008/09 following endorsement by the Water Sector Advisory Group, and has been a priority country since 2006. This means that UKTI will continue with a pro-active approach to supporting exporters and potential exporters who might be interested in India. The purpose of this Country Plan is to provide outline information on India in general and the water sector in particular and to describe UKTI's support in the period 2008/09.

Source: UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

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Sector Report Chemicals India - UKTI - August 2008

India has a large chemical industry with a sizeable in a number of sub-sectors such as dyes & pigment,organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, agrochemicals and speciality & perforance chemicals. At the current growth rates the indian chemical market is expected to grow to US$ 60 billion and with increased focus on the speciality and knowledge chemical segments, it has protenrial to grow to US$ 100 billion by 2010. The Chemicals industry has matured signnificantly over the last few years, from being a basic chemical producer to an industry offering specialised and innovative products.

Source: UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

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Water and Wastewater Sector Review - May 2008

Industry estimates value the water & wastewater market in India at £ 700 million (US$ 1.24 billion). Approximately 75 percent of rural and 85 percent of urban population currently have access to public water supplies.  However, drinking water supplies in many parts of India are intermittent and transmission and distribution networks for water need urgent improvement. Compounding the water scarcity is wastage - an estimated 213 billion cubic metres out of 690 billion cubic metres of surface water is wasted each month. It is also estimated that water leakage, pilferage and wastage amounts to 50 per cent of the total flow.

Source: UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

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Oil & Gas Sector Reports from IBEF - April 2008

The oil and gas industry has been instrumental in fuelling the rapid growth of the Indian economy. It contributes about 45 per cent of the total energy consumption of the country, which is the fifth largest energy consumer in the world.


Petroleum exports have also emerged as the single largest foreign exchange earner, accounting for 11 per cent and 15 per cent of the total exports in 2005-06 and 2006-07, and growing at the rate of 67 per cent and 58 per cent, respectively. The growth continues in the new fiscal with the export of petroleum products touching US$ 19.7 billion during April-December 2007. 

Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

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India - Climate Change Business Opportunities - March 2008

India, a signatory to Kyoto Protocol, has emerged as a major global player in developing Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects. Of 948 CDM projects registered with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), 316 projects are from India, more than number of CDM projects from China and Brazil combined (as on 26 February 2008). Of 121 million CERs issued so far, almost 30% of these CERs have been issued to Indian CDM projects. India also has a huge pipeline of CDM projects. The statistics and trends are reflective of significant business opportunities in the carbon business in India.

Source: UK Trade and Investment

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Case studies on Assam Power Sector Development Program - October 2007

India is one of the fastest growing developing economies, having expanded by about 6% per annum in the 1990s and by some 8% in recent years. This growth and rapid rate of industrialization and urbanization have fueled energy demand so that in 2003 it ranked sixth worldwide in primary energy consumption. Since the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) power sector operations in India began in 1986, there have been 24 public sector loans for 21 projects with a total value of $4.6 billion (29% of the total public sector lending to India). This has been supported by an additional $337 million of loans through ADB's private sector operations. One of the three state electricity boards that ADB provided program assistance is Assam.

Source: Asian Development Bank

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Energy Efficiency, Security, and Conservation in India - September 2007

Energy is vital to economic growth and . In the last 30 years, productivity and wealth have risen rapidly in Asia and the Pacific-so has dependence on energy.
India's economy grew by about 6% per annum in the 1990s and by about 8% in recent years. The energy policy of India has been shaped by fast economic growth, but also by increasing household incomes, limited domestic reserves of fossil fuels, and environmental impacts.
ADB and India partnered in the energy sector 20 years ago. What have been the results? How can ADB now promote energy efficiency, energy security, and energy conservation?

Source: Asian Development Bank

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Industry Insight : Indian Power Sector - July 2007

Total installed capacity for power in India as on 31.12.06 was 127,753 MW and Government of India plans to add capacity of 100,000 MW by 2012.
India had been traditionally depending on thermal power as a major source of power generation, which constitutes about 65% of current capacity. Balance is contributed by Hydel power (26%), Nuclear (3 %) and Renewable energy (6%).
Over 87% of the current installed capacity in the country is by the government; with the state governments having lion's a share of over 52% and the balance by central (federal) government. Due to the initiative of government of India to encourage Public Private Partnerships in power sector, share of private companies' power generation capacity has gone up to steadily to 17,112.62 MW, about 13 % of the installed capacity.

Source: Cygnus Business Consulting & Research 

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Learning Curves - Energy Efficiency for a Better Future - July 2007

The Asia and Pacific region is consuming a growing share of the worldʹs total primary energy supply. This grew from 13% in 1973 to 25% in 2003. Although use per capita is low, it will increase as incomes and standards of living improve. Regional consumption is expected to rise by 89% and account for 30% of the worldʹs by 2030.
How can the Asia and Pacific region meet demand for energy in the most cost effective and environmentally sustainable manner? What are the inherent conflicts and issues in developing infrastructure for the energy sector? How might ADB help?

Source: Asian Development Bank

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Metals & Minerals Sector Review - July 2007

India has one of the fastest growing metals and minerals sector in the world. The Indian metals sector, especially the steel and aluminium segments have the dual advantage of a fast growing demand from domestic and export markets and easy raw material access in terms of huge high quality iron ore, bauxite and coal reserves.

India's steel production is expected to grow from the current level of 38 million tonnes to 50 million tonnes by 2012 and 100 million tonnes by 2020. The huge capacity addition in the steel sector will require an estimated investment of $16.5bn in the next 7-8 years. Aside domestic companies, several world majors have announced large investment plans. The aluminium sector too is expanding rapidly and all domestic players are new capacities through greenfield projects or brownfield expansion.

The rapid growth in the steel and aluminium sectors has created a range of opportunities for equipment suppliers, technology providers, potential investors and consulting companies in a number of areas.

The attached report gives an overview and characteristics of the metal and minerals sector in India, with details of opportunities, relevant trade publication and trade contacts in the market.Source: UK Trade and Investment

Source: UK Trade & Investment

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Science and Technology - Overview from IBEF - July 2007

As India emerges as a globally competitive powerhouse, science and technology continues to provide the foundation on which the 21st century nation is being built.
The Indian output of science, as measured by the quality and quantity of Science Citation Index (SCI) papers, has been growing at a faster rate than the world average showing a CAGR of 8 per cent as against the global average of 4 per cent.

Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

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The Energy Sector in India - July 2007

India is literally running short of energy. The energy supply has not followed the tremendous demand in this emerging country, which has resulted in the fact that India has been compelled to import a large amount of energy, especially oil and gas1. India stands with a huge challenge to supply stable energy for its inhabitants for the years to come, which gives great market possibilities for Danish suppliers to the energy sector.
By world standards, India's current level of energy consumption is very low. Electricity consumption per capita is in India approx. 630 kWh (2005-06) per capita, whereas in Denmark it is approx. 6700 kWh per capita. Nevertheless, there is still a shortage of power in the country.

Source: Trade Commission of Denmark, Bangalore 

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