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.
In India, the food ministry doesn’t want Oil Marketing Companies to negotiate prices for ethanol from sugar mills down below the floor price it set last year for the 2015/16 marketing year. Last month, excise duties on sugar was also waived, giving more money pull kilo into farmers’ pockets, but OMCs are trying to negotiate […]
In India, the sugarcane crush is coming to an end in Maharashtra this month, putting mills in a difficult position now that oil marketing companies are looking to source 210 million liters of ethanol from mills in the state. More than 140 mills have already stopped crushing while just over a dozen are still operating […]
In India, Godavari Biorefineries has raised more than $14 million to boost ethanol production from its current 70 million liters annually while also adding specialty chemical production capacity. Funds will also go towards R&D. The capital injection was sourced from PE fund Mandala Capital who were impressed by the company’s evolution from a traditional sugarcane […]