Tweet In India, sugar mills are losing confidence in the ethanol tender process because it has been four months since the tender to source ethanol for the 2013/14 E5 blend was opened and not a single liter of ethanol has yet been contracted. OMCs are trying hard to wheedle down the price paid to mills […]
Tweet In India, the city municipal corporation for Coimbatore has selected a private firm based in Pune to set up a bio methanation plant with a capacity to process 5 tonnes of vegetable and other organic waste. The plant will use the resulting biogas for use by local community kitchens and to power street lights. […]
Tweet In Denmark, Novozymes is looking into the Indian market for food and detergent applications. “India is unique as most of the laundry is hand-wash. We have developed unique stain pallets for India and a unique way of presenting results to the customers. All these things are being locally adapted,” Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielsen […]
Tweet In India, cooperative mills in Maharashtra are looking to Brazil to provide them inspiration on how to boost their ethanol production while reducing their extensive sugar stocks. Farmers are continuing to plant more sugarcane because of the high government-dictated prices. One suggestion is to use B-heavy molasses as feedstock instead of regular molasses, which […]
Tweet In India, Solena Fuels is in discussions with city authorities in Chennai to use the city’s 5,000 tons of MSW per day to produce 120 million liters of aviation biofuel and 45 million liters of diesel per year. The facility would cost $450 million to build with an eight year ROI. Solena’s technology is […]
Tweet In India, the country’s monopoly watchdog, the Competition Appellate Tribunal, has ordered a thorough investigation into the ethanol tenders held this year to supply ethanol in order to comply with the country’s E5 blend. It did not allow a stay on the tender scheduled for Nov. 12, however, as requested by the complainant. The […]
Tweet In India, My Eco Energy is in the process of buying up three biodiesel producers in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Pune in a push to become a major producer and retailer of biodiesel. The facilities use waste productions from edible and non-edible oil production. The first filling station will be online in Pune by […]
Tweet In India, sugar mills only offered 620 million liters of ethanol during the most recent supply tender by the oil marketing companies, despite need for 1.335 billion liters. The volume was meant to supply the coming months of the E5 blend but also fill the gap from the previous tender as well. The weak […]
Tweet In India, the Competition Commission has thrown out a complaint against sugar mills supplying ethanol in tenders to the oil marketing companies. The complainant company said that the ethanol tenders would boost the price of ethanol for other uses such as rectified spirit as well as restrict its availability.
Tweet In India, a researcher from the Veterinary College and Research Institute has developed an economically viable way to produce biodiesel from poultry carcasses, a technology that could significantly reduce the amount of carcasses disposed of unhygenically. It takes six birds to produce a liter of biodiesel.