Tag: India

India’s UCO program launches with 64 companies at 101 different locations

India’s UCO program launches with 64 companies at 101 different locations

August 16, 2018 |

In India, as part of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s initiative to collect used cooking oil for biodiesel production, 64 companies at 101 different locations will participate in the program. By 2020, the program hopes to collect 2.2 billion liters of UCO that do not meet the recently published standards for UCO […]

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Nippon Biodiesel developing mobile money project to help up to 5 million farmers

Nippon Biodiesel developing mobile money project to help up to 5 million farmers

August 15, 2018 |

In India, the Nikkei reports that Japan’s Nippon Biodiesel is developing a mobile money system that will allow villages in India and later in Sri Lanka and Mozambique collectively sell their crops as well as buy inputs such as fertilizers. The project targeting between 4 million and 5 million farmers will be supported in Sri […]

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Karnataka mills worry there are still barriers to boosting ethanol production

Karnataka mills worry there are still barriers to boosting ethanol production

August 15, 2018 |

In India, Karnataka sugar mills believe they won’t benefit from the recent deregulation of sugarcane juice and heavy molasses for ethanol feedstock due to oil marketing companies requiring cost sharing for transport and that 28% goods and services tax that is still lobbed on molasses. Ethanol is subject to only 5% tax. While mills are […]

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Scania closes up ethanol bus service in India

Scania closes up ethanol bus service in India

August 14, 2018 |

In India, Scania notified the Nagpur Municipal Corporation that it would no longer be operating its green ethanol bus fleet as of August 13 after first indicating in June that the project would come to an end. The company began winding up operations for its alternative buses earlier this year, with its Karnataka bus manufacturing […]

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Bharat Petroleum Corp gets environmental permission for 2G Odisha plant

Bharat Petroleum Corp gets environmental permission for 2G Odisha plant

August 13, 2018 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that Bharat Petroleum Corp has received environmental clearance from the environment ministry’s Environment Assessment Committee, the next stage in the approval process for its proposed $106.5 million, 100,000 liter per day cellulosic ethanol plant in Odisha. The clearance was given on a conditional basis but those conditions […]

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Indian standalone ethanol distilleries seen coming online in October

Indian standalone ethanol distilleries seen coming online in October

August 13, 2018 |

In India, the sugar millers association expects much of the newly installed 250 million liters of ethanol production capacity at standalone distilleries to come online in October, well ahead of when sugar mills typically start producing ethanol two or three months after the crush begins in October. The additional production capacity will use sugarcane as […]

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India launches new biofuel policy and plans for establishing 12 new biofuel refineries

India launches new biofuel policy and plans for establishing 12 new biofuel refineries

August 11, 2018 |

In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated World Biofuel Day 2018 on Friday with the announcement that India will achieve 10% ethanol blending in petrol by 2022 and double it to 20% by 2030 as part of its new National Biofuel Policy. Modi also said that 12 new biofuel refineries will be established across the […]

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Indian Prime Minister to open World Biofuel Day celebrations in New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister to open World Biofuel Day celebrations in New Delhi

August 9, 2018 |

In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate World Biofuel Day celebrations in New Delhi on Friday, hosted by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. The proposed participants in the programme are sugarcane and other farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs in biofuels, students of agriculture, science and engineering streams, Members of Parliament, Ambassadors, officers of Central […]

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Indian government calls for EOIs to study biomass power potential

Indian government calls for EOIs to study biomass power potential

August 7, 2018 |

In India, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) intends to engage national/international level reputed consultants to undertake study to assess the Biomass Power Potential and Bagasse Cogeneration Power Potential in the country. The purpose of the study is to assess the latest Biomass Power Potential in the country in view of growth in […]

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Rajasthan first state to implement new national biofuels policy

Rajasthan first state to implement new national biofuels policy

August 1, 2018 |

In India, Rajasthan has become the first state to implement the new biofuels policy launched by the national government in May where it will focus on increasing oilseed production for biodiesel whereas much of the policy’s focus has heretofore been on ethanol from sugarcane and molasses to ease financial strains on the sugar industry. The […]

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