Tag: India

Brazil challenges India’s subsidies on sugar at WTO

Brazil challenges India’s subsidies on sugar at WTO

December 15, 2018 |

In Brazil, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, UNICA, has been working with the government of Brazil to demonstrate the damages India’s subsidies caused to Brazilian exports during the last sugarcane harvest. In a meeting held last week, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) decided to initiate proceedings at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for challenging India’s […]

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Maharashtra teams with Praj to test cashew apple as biofuel feedstock

Maharashtra teams with Praj to test cashew apple as biofuel feedstock

December 13, 2018 |

In India, two coastal communities in Maharashtra have been short-listed as potential sites for a government program that will trial the use of cashew apple and press cake as feedstock for biofuel production. Praj as well as a local university and other partners are teaming on the project that could help reduce the 2.2 million […]

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India clarifies that biodiesel imports will be restricted but not feedstocks

India clarifies that biodiesel imports will be restricted but not feedstocks

December 10, 2018 |

In India, the Director General for Foreign Trade has clarified a new rule prohibiting biodiesel imports that imports of feedstock for biodiesel production are exempt from the ban. Last month, following the announcement of the import restrictions, My Eco Energy that has become a major player in the country’s fledgling biodiesel industry sent the ministry […]

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Gujarat chief minister launches UCO collection app

Gujarat chief minister launches UCO collection app

December 6, 2018 |

In India, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani expressed determination to reduce the country’s crude oil bill by generating cheaper biodiesel from used cooking oil. Rupani stated that the RUCO (Reused of Cooking Oil Software Biodiesel Association of India) is collecting the used cooking oil from the traders to generate biodiesel from it. At the initial […]

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Celtic Renewables signs MOU to clean up Ganges River with biobutanol technology

Celtic Renewables signs MOU to clean up Ganges River with biobutanol technology

December 5, 2018 |

In India, Celtic Renewables has signed an MOU with Dross Energy to produce biobutanol from brewery and distillery waste in an effort to clean up the Ganges River. Those industrial waste streams are currently discharged into the holy river that is a source of drinking water for 400 million people. The details of the project […]

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India to provide additional $1 billion for soft loans to another 168 ethanol plants

India to provide additional $1 billion for soft loans to another 168 ethanol plants

December 5, 2018 |

In India, Cogencis news agency reports that another $1 billion in soft loans for ethanol plants at sugar mills may be on the cards after a first tranche of $863 million attracted 114 projects that have already been approved. The new funding would allow an additional 168 ethanol projects to go forward. The subsidy translates […]

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India allows the use of surplus grains for ethanol feedstock

India allows the use of surplus grains for ethanol feedstock

November 29, 2018 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the government has deregulated the use of surplus food grains as ethanol feedstock. Food and vegetable waste were also included in the list of deregulated feedstocks announced this week. Ethanol produced from the feedstocks will be accepted for blending during the 2018/19 supply year that begins December 1. […]

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India could be looking at 30% ethanol blending by 2030

India could be looking at 30% ethanol blending by 2030

November 26, 2018 |

In India, the IANS news agency reports that the Prime Minister announced the ethanol blending program will be increased, though he didn’t say exactly by much. Some petroleum ministry officials suggested the blending mandate could be pushed to 30% by 2030 from the current 10% target by 2022. The aim is to already blend 10% […]

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CSIR looking for commercial partners to bring its aviation biofuel to market

CSIR looking for commercial partners to bring its aviation biofuel to market

November 26, 2018 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the Council on Scientific and Industrial Research is looking for a partner to help it commercialize aviation biofuel for civil and military applications. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited together with the CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories were the partners for the trial test flight last month that Spicejet undertook using the research […]

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Bombay High Court allows biodiesel to be marketed freely

Bombay High Court allows biodiesel to be marketed freely

November 22, 2018 |

In India, the Bombay High Court has ruled allowing for direct sales of biodiesel as long as the fuel meets quality standards, a move which should support growth in the domestic biodiesel industry significantly. Biodiesel sales for transportation had been restricted by a 2005 law that required significant investment in infrastructure, oil exploration or refining […]

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