In India, the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has introduced a biodiesel blending program for its own vehicles following the inauguration of its blending facility at the Visakh White Oil Terminal, the first in the country sited at an oil facility. In the Netherlands, the biodiesel premium for RED RME in Northeast Europe fell to $341/mt […]
In Brazil, sugarcane economics in Brazil are following those in India, with cane production averaging up to $28.64 per metric ton but only making around $22.28 from its sale as sugar and ethanol. As such, another 10 mills have been mothballed this season, bringing the total to around 50.
In India, the government has issued a notice with standards allowing the use of bio-CNG in road transport vehicles, a move which now allows manufacturers to build and sell bio-CNG cars in the country. The move follows loosening of biodiesel regulations to allow the fuel to be more widely retailed across the country while policies […]
In India, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation will blend up to 10% biodiesel in its buses and convert 35 bus fleets to have diesel blend pumps. Southern Online Bio Technologies will supply the biodiesel from its Samansthan Narayanpur Biodiesel plant.
In India, Gulf Petroleum will invest $157.3 million in an ethanol plant in Punjab, Haryana or Madhya Pradesh, potentially using rice husk as feedstock. It wants to move ethanol production away from sugarcane and cane-producing states in an attempt to better supply the country’s ethanol blending mandate that is constantly running into trouble between sugar […]
In India, Emami Group has recently set up a 300 ton per day multi-feedstock biodiesel facility at Haldia with Desmet Ballestra. Feedstocks include palm oil residues. The company is working with the government to boost use of biodiesel in ports, railways and across the transport sector who announced up to 20% blending at 12 major […]
In India, Indian Railways will now start blending up to 5% biodiesel for use in its diesel locomotives at its Hyderabad depot. The state-owned company is sourcing biodiesel at about an 11 cent per liter discount to diesel. It is also lowering its energy costs and looking to solar power for its electric engines, allowing […]
In India, drought may hit sugarcane production and therefore is expected to negatively impact ethanol production from molasses to the point that imports will be required this season. Concern about a poor monsoon was validated this week as weather forecasters predicted a monsoon only 88% of average which will lead to drought. Ethanol imports are […]
In India, Balrampur Chini will invest $31.2 million to adopt or expand incineration technology to boost ethanol production at its distilleries in Balrampur, Babhnan and Mankapur. The company has 11 mills in Uttar Pradesh.
In India, the government is implementing the policy framework to allow the use of E85 and ED95 ethanol blends. Rules for vehicles running on biogas are also being finalized following the trial of the Scania biogas bus in Nagpur. The country’s energy minister has become a significant proponent of renewable fuels since rising to office.