In India, with raw sugar export subsidies potentially tied to supplying ethanol to Oil Marketing Companies, sugar companies are beginning to worry that they won’t be able to supply a quarter of their production capacity as may be required. But the sugar mills association says that in the case of Maharashtra, at least, the situation […]
In India, Maharashtra sugar mills have begun supplying ethanol to Oil Marketing Companies, with about 65% of the total ethanol supplies purchased by OMCs coming from the state, up from 40% typically. Last year the state supplied 750,000 liters of ethanol towards the country’s E5 blend but will supply 210 million liters this year.
In India, the cabinet has approved the long-awaited export subsidy for raw sugar, but with a caveat—those mills who produce alcohol must offer at least 25% of their annual production to oil marketing companies in order to receive the subsidy.
In India, Andhra Pradesh’s state road transportation agency plans to introduce biodiesel-fueled buses into its fleet. Even though diesel prices are falling, biodiesel prices have fallen in tandem, so running the fleet on biodiesel will save the agency millions annually.
In India, researchers at Kochi-based SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and Development and the SCMS School of Engineering and Technology have filed for a US patent for coconut-based biodiesel. The technology can produce 760 liters of biodiesel from 10,000 coconuts’ worth of oil, along with five other co-products.
In India, Maharashtra sugar mills are increasingly worried over delays in ethanol procurement by oil marketing companies, with sales of 180 million liters on hold until no one knows when. Delaying the purchase order from the tender issued in December could force distilleries to run in the summer after the crushing season ends, leading to […]
In India, the transport minister is at last pushing for states to end their “import” and “export” taxes on ethanol, which should help make the fuel more economically viable throughout the country. Despite an E5 blend and two major court cases proving the opposite, nine states lob these taxes on ethanol claiming it is potable […]
In India, Novozymes and Beta Renewables are working to establish a 75 million liter per year cellulosic ethanol plant in Punjab using 3 million metric tons of paddy straw as feedstock. The $153.7 million plant could lead the way for $1 billion in investment of five other plants in the state if successful.
In India, My Eco Energy will invest $40.6 million to establish 500 biodiesel fueling stations across Maharashtra over the next two years. The company produces 2.5 million liters of biodiesel per day in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. The filling stations will range from full service stations to kiosks with 25,000 liter storage capacity, […]
In India, the country’s transport minister is so serious about promoting biofuels and eliminating fossil fuels for vehicles that his ministry is exploring tax breaks for biofuel production as well as for vehicles that run on biofuels. The government is preparing to issue fuel standards for E85 and ED95. He has made an open call […]