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Drought to keep India from reaching E5 blending mandate

Drought to keep India from reaching E5 blending mandate

January 18, 2017 |

In India, drought impacts in major sugarcane areas such as Maharashtra will reduce ethanol production this year due to a lack of molasses for feedstock, making it unlikely that the country will achieve its blending mandate yet again. For the past four years since the E5 policy was implemented, oil marketing companies have failed to […]

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Indian sugar mills want ethanol market supports back in place

Indian sugar mills want ethanol market supports back in place

January 4, 2017 |

In India, sugar mills are demand the government reinstate the excise duty waiver for ethanol as well as a return to the ethanol prices set last year as part of a wider support package to help bail out the industry. The national sugar millers association says resetting the ethanol policies would help encourage mills to […]

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India’s Karnataka state targets biodiesel buses in “Made in India” effort

India’s Karnataka state targets biodiesel buses in “Made in India” effort

December 31, 2016 |

In India, the India Times is reporting that the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has deployed 25 Scania buses that run completely on biodiesel, in following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ project. “The state road transport organization began trials last year with 10 buses run on 20% biofuel and 80 per cent petrodiesel,” […]

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Foundation stone laid for India’s first 2G ethanol plant

Foundation stone laid for India’s first 2G ethanol plant

December 27, 2016 |

In India, the first foundation stone was laid for the country’s first cellulosic ethanol plant on Christmas day in the village of Tarkhanwala in Punjab. Hindustan Petroleum Company Ltd. is investing $88 million in the 32 million liter per year facility, potentially enough to supply the 26% blending mandate for the state of Punjab. Using […]

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Karnataka inaugurates 25 Scania biodiesel buses in shift to B100

Karnataka inaugurates 25 Scania biodiesel buses in shift to B100

December 27, 2016 |

In India, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation have inaugurated 25 Scania buses that will run on 20% biodiesel in an effort to promote the use of locally-produced fuel in line with the country’s Make in India push. The buses can run on B100 but the transition to B100 will take place over time as […]

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Praj investing up to $240 million in 2G plants to get projects off the ground

Praj investing up to $240 million in 2G plants to get projects off the ground

December 22, 2016 |

In India, Praj is so confident in its 2G technology or so desperate to secure orders that the debt-free company is willing to take on loans in order to finance its share of the financing for the four plants recently signed with the Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum Corporation. The company is expected to […]

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Indian sugar industry wants higher prices while minister calls for balance with ethanol

Indian sugar industry wants higher prices while minister calls for balance with ethanol

December 20, 2016 |

In India, while the national sugar industry is calling for high sugar prices to ensure economic viability at mills, the transportation minister who has been a long-time supporter of the transition to biofuels is instead calling for a balance that would include increased ethanol production rather than putting all of the pressure on sugar prices […]

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Indian sugar mills boost ethanol production 50% during 2015/16

Indian sugar mills boost ethanol production 50% during 2015/16

December 13, 2016 |

In India, sugar mills are responding to increased demand for ethanol thanks to the policy changes made to make it easier for them to supply ethanol to oil marketing companies, producing 50% more of the fuel during 2015/16 at 1.1 billion liters. As a result, mills were able to supply 4.4% of gasoline consumption compared […]

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Blending 20% ethanol could save India $6.12 billion by 2021/2022

Blending 20% ethanol could save India $6.12 billion by 2021/2022

December 12, 2016 |

In India, a new study led by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies says the country could save $6.12 billion in foreign exchange from avoided oil imports if instead it blended 20% of domestically produced ethanol through 2021/2022. Nearly 10.5 million metric tons of carbon would also be saved as a result of compliance […]

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MOUs for five second generation ethanol plants in India signed

MOUs for five second generation ethanol plants in India signed

December 7, 2016 |

In India, MOUs were signed following the Petrotech 2016 conference in New Delhi between Praj Industries and Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum Corporation for one second-generation ethanol plant each. BPC signed a technology transfer deal with Institute of Chemical Technology for a second-generation ethanol plant at Bina as well while the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation […]

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