Tag: India

Indian biofuel company gets German investment for expansion

Indian biofuel company gets German investment for expansion

September 30, 2014 |

In India, a German investor has bought into biofuel manufacturer Arstaeco for EUR100,000. The company has a facility that produces 600,000 metric tons per year of biochar, synthetic fuel and 1MW of electricity from agricultural waste. The company plans to expand to three other states with smaller facilities.  

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Concerns continue about India’s chemical industry if ethanol blending raised

Concerns continue about India’s chemical industry if ethanol blending raised

September 30, 2014 |

In India, the Petroleum Ministry’s department of chemicals has said that it wants to see ethanol for fuel capped at 5%, saying that going hire will be detrimental for the chemical industry due to scarce supplies. Oil companies and sugar mills remain at odds over how much the fuel will be supplied at, and though […]

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85% of India’s consumers say “biobased is better”

85% of India’s consumers say “biobased is better”

September 28, 2014 |

In India, DuPont released the DuPont Green Living Survey: India, conducted by TNS Global, and found that more than 63 percent of Indian consumers are familiar with green products and of those, 85 percent have confidence that they are better for the environment. It is interesting to note that India’s confidence in green products being […]

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Sugar mills supply 10 million liters to oil companies so far

Sugar mills supply 10 million liters to oil companies so far

September 24, 2014 |

In India, sugar mills have supplied Indian Oil and Bharat Petroleum 10 million liters of ethanol so far this year. The road and transportation minister sees ethanol production as a way to reduce the oil import bill and provide economic development to the country, especially to Uttar Pradesh where opportunities exist to create small businesses […]

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Maharashtra mills looking to boost ethanol production in face of cheap sugar

Maharashtra mills looking to boost ethanol production in face of cheap sugar

September 23, 2014 |

In India, Maharashtra sugarcane mills are looking to produce more ethanol to compensate for the falling prices of sugar. The state has the capacity to produce 1.6 billion liters but currently is only producing 600 million liters. Sugar production costs are currently 20% higher than the market price, pushing mills into the red just to […]

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Chempolis, NRL sign MOU for Indian bamboo ethanol plant

Chempolis, NRL sign MOU for Indian bamboo ethanol plant

September 15, 2014 |

In Finland, Chempolis and Numaligarh Refinery Limited have signed an MOU to jointly study to build a biorefinery in Northeastern Indian (Assam) to produce ethanol from bamboo with furfural and acetic acid produced as co-products. The announcement comes almost a year after Chempolis signed an MOU with ONGC, India’s leading oil & gas exploration company. […]

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Jatropha around the world: As SGB raises $11M, here’s a 13-country tour of development activity

Jatropha around the world: As SGB raises $11M, here’s a 13-country tour of development activity

September 11, 2014 |

The 2000s-era wonder crop went quiet as “plant anything, anywhere” gave way to the “develop genetics, boost yield” movement, led by SGB. Today, SGB moves forward again with new financing. In California, SGB announced an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout, after reducing the time to maturity from 5 years to 1-2 […]

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India launches first ethanol-run public bus in Nagpur

India launches first ethanol-run public bus in Nagpur

August 25, 2014 |

In India, “The Green Bus project” is launching in Nagpur as the country launched its first ethanol-run, environment-friendly public bus last week. Carbon dioxide emissions from the bus will be as low as 15% to 90%; the Union government, Maharashtra state government and Nagpur Municipal Corporation will monitor the emissions of the new bus. The […]

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Indian mills may get OMCs to pay more for ethanol

Indian mills may get OMCs to pay more for ethanol

August 21, 2014 |

In India, the sugar mills are winning the price war against oil marketing companies, saying they won’t be able to supply ethanol at the low prices they were forced down to last year. Mills want 66 cents per liter, oil companies paid only 52 cents last year, but mills will accept no less than 61 […]

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India’s My Eco Energy opens first biodiesel filling station

India’s My Eco Energy opens first biodiesel filling station

August 20, 2014 |

In India, My Eco Energy has opened its first filling station in Pune that will supply its UCO biodiesel retailed as Indizel with 500 pumps expected in Maharashtra during the next year. Kolhapur, Noida and Visakhapatnam have been identified as biodiesel production sites. Austria’s Energia will supply the production technology.  

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