Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicEthanol

Topic: Ethanol

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.

Cabinet approves ethanol price hike by up to Rs 1.47 per litre for blending in petrol

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs raised the price of ethanol extracted from sugarcane juice to Rs 63.45 per litre from the current Rs 62.65 per litre.

Modi govt’s ambitious ethanol plan spurs food security fears

The govt says doubling ethanol production will save India Rs 30,000 crore a year by cutting crude imports, reduce carbon emissions & boost farmers’ incomes. But critics term it self-goal.

Big Basket, Amazon, Flipkart are struggling to find e-vehicles for their delivery fleets

India’s delivery giants are finding there aren’t many models available that can be deployed at scale, and what supply there is can’t keep up with demand.

How cars fueled by ethanol can add to India’s food inflation

While use of ethanol has many advantages for India, diverting sugar for its production may be the biggest change for the global sugar industry and could drive a bull market.

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.

India wants to use food grain stock for ethanol. That’s a problem in a hungry country

The Modi government plans to use India’s central pool stock of grain like rice to match its ethanol commitments. In an undernourished country, that’s a bad policy.

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Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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