Tag: India

Blaze takes out biodiesel storage tanks at India’s Biomax Fuels Limited

Blaze takes out biodiesel storage tanks at India’s Biomax Fuels Limited

April 28, 2016 |

In India, a fire began at Biomax Fuels Limited with 11 of its 15 storage tanks caught up in the blaze. Two fire engines with chemical foam were borrowed from Hindustan Petroleum and Eastern Naval Command while five standard fire trucks were also on scene to battle the fire. Six oil tankers also caught fire, […]

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Mercedes tells India it’s ok to go with B100

Mercedes tells India it’s ok to go with B100

April 27, 2016 |

In India, the national transport minister has received a letter from Mercedes-Benz India saying their buses ad trucks can run on 100% biodiesel, including that produced against the country’s standards. The government has hit out against SUVs and high-end cars with engine capacity of 2000 CC or more in an effort to reduce emissions in […]

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India inaugurates first second generation biofuel plant

India inaugurates first second generation biofuel plant

April 25, 2016 |

In India, the country has inaugurated its first second generation biofuel production facility that processes 10 metric tons of cellulosic feedstock per day using domestically-developed technology. Developed by DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai, supported by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology and the Biotechnology Industry […]

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Indian cellulosic ethanol technology set for debut at demonstration scale in Uttarakhand 

Indian cellulosic ethanol technology set for debut at demonstration scale in Uttarakhand 

April 21, 2016 |

In India, the first demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant will open this week at Indian Glycol Limited, Kashipur in Uttarakhand, with the Indian Minister of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences on hand for the ceremonies. The technology was developed by the DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences — set up as a bioenergy dedicated Centre of […]

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India to hit E5 mandate by importing from US and Brazil for industry

India to hit E5 mandate by importing from US and Brazil for industry

April 21, 2016 |

In India, biofuel blending mandates and demand for ethanol from the industrial sector have finally found a balance with domestic production going towards the 5% blend while cheaper Brazilian and US imports will satisfy the chemical market. For this first time in three years that the 5% blending mandate has been in place, the country […]

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India says will buy as much ethanol as domestic industry can produce

India says will buy as much ethanol as domestic industry can produce

April 19, 2016 |

In India, the country’s transportation minister says the government is prepared to buy as much ethanol as the industry can produce, be it from molasses or corn or other feedstocks. If they can produce it, the government will find uses for it, even beyond the recently introduced E10 policy. The sugar industry on its own […]

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Haryana approves levy on ethanol “imports” from other states

Haryana approves levy on ethanol “imports” from other states

April 11, 2016 |

In India, despite the Supreme Court saying it is illegal and the Parliament preparing to approve legislation banning the practice, Haryana has joined Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in imposing a levy on ethanol “imports” coming from other states. This type of policy is one of the barriers seen to achieving the country’s […]

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Infosys to donate 43,000 biofuel cookstoves in Karnataka

Infosys to donate 43,000 biofuel cookstoves in Karnataka

March 28, 2016 |

In India, Infosys is donating 43,000 biofuel cookstoves to 21,500 families in Karnataka’s Koppal district as part of a wider project that teams with a local NGO to provide training and awareness building to encourage uptake of the cleaner technology. The first stoves were distributed on Saturday and will continue to be passed out over […]

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Karnataka’s public transport goes full steam ahead with B20 and trials B100

Karnataka’s public transport goes full steam ahead with B20 and trials B100

March 24, 2016 |

In India, the Karnataka State Regional Transport Corp has teamed with Scania on a B100 bus trial within the state, and should it go well will look to expand the trial across state lines. Already the transportation company is pushing for a shift to B20 across its fleet following a four-month trial of 10 buses […]

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India developing new department to focus on clean public transport

India developing new department to focus on clean public transport

March 23, 2016 |

In India, the government is sorting out its new transport department that will focus on clean public transport with buses running on ethanol, biodiesel, biogas and even electric vehicles all in an effort to reduce the government’s fuel costs. The new structure will work closely with green funds in order to facilitate the investments on […]

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