India will only allow grain unfit for human consumption for biofuel feedstock

July 25, 2018 |

In India, the oil minister assured the parliament that only grains unfit for human consumption would be allowed on a conditional basis to be used as feedstock for ethanol production in an attempt to quell concerns that deregulation of feedstock allowing grains would potentially negatively impact food security. He said the policy deregulation was to help sugarcane mills use cane juice in addition to molasses to help ease the cash crunch but that using damaged grains will also help farmers who would otherwise have limited, low value markets for their products.

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