Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicEthanol blending

Topic: ethanol blending

When farmers give you stubble, make ethanol — how IOCL Panipat plant can cut farm fires, emissions

Ethanol plant in Panipat will process 2.1 lakh metric tonnes of dry rice straw each year to make 3 crore litres of ethanol which will be blended with petrol and sold.

India increases the rate for state-run fuel retailers to buy sugarcane-based ethanol

The govt said the rise would boost supplies and help sugar companies to pay their dues to farmers. India also wants to double ethanol blending with gasoline.

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?

India’s ethanol production can’t ride on surplus sugar and rice. Modi govt needs a way out

Any major diversion of corn usage towards ethanol production would severely impact India's poultry sector. Modi govt's target of E20 by 2025 needs 2G biofuels.

Auto industry hesitant about govt’s E20 fuel rollout by 2025, says focus on E10 first

Concerns range from whether existing vehicles would be E20 compliant, loss in fuel efficiency & whether India has capacity to maintain a consistent ethanol supply.

Modi govt’s ethanol blending plan aims to get Rs 41,000 cr investment, lower oil import bill

When ethanol — which is made from molasses, grains, etc — is mixed into petrol, it results in a fuel that is believed to be as efficient but less harmful to the environment.

India to achieve 20% ethanol-blending in petrol by 2025, says PM Modi

Speaking on the occasion of World Environment Day, PM Modi said that the target has been advanced by 5 years to 2025 to cut pollution and reduce import dependence.

Bihar wants its alcohol put to better use as state looks to become ethanol hub 

With Modi govt looking to promote blending of ethanol in petrol, Bihar last week launched an Ethanol Production Policy, 2021, the first state in the country to do so.

Booze will hurt India’s bid to increase ethanol content in petrol

UP govt order to sugar mills to provide molasses to alcoholic drinks manufacturers at rates well below market levels means less is available to turn into ethanol.

Increased ethanol production can save Rs 12,000 crore, claims PM Modi

A more than threefold increase in ethanol production can significantly reduce India's imports in next four years, he said.

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